Dr Michael Gascoigne

Dr Michael Gascoigne

School:

School of Psychological Sciences

Position :

Lecturer

Qualifications :

BA(Hons) DCP PhD

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Research & Scholarships

Michael completed his undergraduate Honours degree in psychology at the University of Sydney before undertaking a PhD in neuropsychology, which he completed concurrently with the coursework-based Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree.

His PhD examined long-term memory deficits, notably Accelerated Long-Term Forgetting and Autobiographical Memory difficulties, in children with epilepsy. This research involved conducting assessments on a large number of children with either Idiopathic Generalised or Temporal Lobe epilepsy at both the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He joined ACAP in early 2016.

Journal Articles

  • Gascoigne, M., Barton, B., Webster, R., Gill, D., & Lah, S. (2015) Autobiographical Memory in Children with Idiopathic Generalised Epilepsy. Neuropsychologia, 66, 10-17.
  • Gascoigne, M., Smith, M.L., Barton, B., Webster, R., Gill, D., & Lah, S. (2014) Accelerated Long-Term Forgetting in Children with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Neuropsychologia, 59, 93-102.
  • Gascoigne, M., Smith, M.L., Webster, R., Barton, B., Gill, D., & Lah, S. (2013) Autobiographical Memory in Children with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19, 1076-1086.
  • Gascoigne, M., Webster, R., Barton, B., Gill, D., Antony, J. & Lah, S. (2012) Accelerated Long-Term Forgetting in Children with Idiopathic Generalised Epilepsy. Epilepsia, 53 (12), 2135-2140.
  • East, C.E., Gascoigne, M.B., Doran, C.M., Brennecke, S.P., King, J.F. & Colditz, P.B. (2006) A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the Intrapartum Fetal Pulse Oximetry Multicentre Randomized Controlled Trial (the FOREMOST trial). British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 113 (9), 1080-1087.
  • Doran, C.M., Gascoigne, M., Shakeshaft, A.P. & Petrie, D. (2006) The Consumption of Alcohol by Australian Adolescents: A Comparison of Revenue and Expenditure. Addictive Behaviors, 31 (10), 1919-1928.
  • Copeland , J., Dillon, P. & Gascoigne, M. (2006) Ecstasy and the Concomitant Use of Pharmaceuticals. Addictive Behaviors, 31 (2), 367-370.

Published abstracts

  • Gascoigne, M., Webster, R., Barton, B., Gill, D., Smith, M.L. & Lah, S. (2013) Accelerated Long-Term Forgetting in Children with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Epilepsia, 54 (Supplement 3), 28.
  • Gascoigne, M., Webster, R., Barton, B., Gill, D., Smith, M.L., Antony, J. & Lah, S. (2012) Accelerated Long-Term Forgetting in Children with Epilepsy. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18 (Supplement S2), 65-66.
  • Lah, S.S., Miller, L., Gascoigne, M., Thayer, Z., Ricci, M. & Jansari, A. (2012) Accelerated Long-term Forgetting in Patients with Epilepsy. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18 (Supplement S2), 64.
  • Gascoigne, M., Webster, R., Barton, B., Gill, D. & Lah, S. (2012) Seizure Severity and Verbal Accelerated Long-Term Forgetting in Children with Idiopathic Generalised Epilepsy. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 54 (Supplement s4), 100–101
  • Gascoigne, M., Webster, R., Barton, B., Gill, D. & Lah, S. (2010) Everyday Memory in Children with Idiopathic Generalised Epilepsy: Behavioural and Cognitive Correlates. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 16 (Supplement S2), 41-42.

Conference Presentations

Conference Presentations, Colloquia and other presentations (2010 to present) 

Conference Presentations, Colloquia and other presentations (2010 to present) 

  • Gascoigne, M., Webster, R., Barton, B., Gill, D., Smith, M.L. & Lah, S. (2015) “Autobiographical Memory in Children with Epilepsy”. 21st Annual Conference APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, Ramada Resort, Shoal Bay.
  • Gascoigne, M., Webster, R., Barton, B., Gill, D., Smith, M.L. & Lah, S. (2015) “Autobiographical Memory in Children with Epilepsy”. International Neuropsychology Society and 38th Annual Brain Impairment Conference of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment, 1-4 July, Sydney, Australia.
  • Gascoigne, M., Webster, R., Barton, B., Gill, D., Smith, M.L. & Lah, S. (2014) “Autobiographical Memory in Children with Epilepsy”. Invited talk at the annual general meeting of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, Tuesday 9th December.
  • Gascoigne, M., Webster, R., Barton, B., Gill, D., Smith, M.L. & Lah, S. (2014) “Autobiographical Memory in Children with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy”. Presentation at the annual workshop of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, Thursday 21st August.
  • Gascoigne, M., Webster, R., Barton, B., Gill, D., Smith, M.L. & Lah, S. (2013) “Accelerated Long-Term Forgetting in Children with Idiopathic Generalised Epilepsy”. Presentation at the annual workshop of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, Wednesday 27th November.
  • Gascoigne, M., Webster, R., Barton, B., Gill, D., Smith, M.L. & Lah, S. (2013) “Accelerated Long-Term Forgetting in Children with Epilepsy”. Presentation at the Inaugural Symposium for the CCD Memory Program, Neuroscience Research Australia, Thursday 31st October.
  • Gascoigne, M., Webster, R., Barton, B., Gill, D., Smith, M.L. & Lah, S. (2013) Accelerated Long-Term Forgetting in Children with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. 30th International Epilepsy Congress, 23–27 June, 2013; Montreal, Canada.
  • Gascoigne, M., Barton, B., Webster, R., Gill, D., Smith, M.L., Antony, J. & Lah, S. (2012) Accelerated Long-Term Forgetting in Children with Epilepsy. The International Neuropsychological Society Mid-Year Meeting, 11th Nordic Meeting, 27-30 June; Oslo, Norway.
  • Gascoigne, M., Webster, R., Barton, B., Gill, D., Antony, J., Smith M.L. & Lah, S. (2012) Accelerated Forgetting in Children with Epilepsy. ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Annual Workshop, 8-9 July; Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Gascoigne, M., Webster, R., Barton, B., Gill, D. & Lah, S. (2012) Seizure Severity And Verbal Accelerated Long-Term Forgetting In Children With Idiopathic Generalised Epilepsy. 12th International Child Neurology Congress and the 11th Asian and Oceanian Congress of Child Neurology, 27 May-1 June; Brisbane.
  • Gascoigne, M., Webster, R., Barton, B., Gill, D. & Lah, S. (2011). Verbal Accelerated Long-Term Forgetting in Children with Idiopathic Generalised Epilepsy. 5th International Conference on Memory, 31st July to 5th August 2011; York, UK.
  • Gascoigne, M., Lah, S., Barton, B., Webster, R. & Gill, D. (2010). Everyday Memory in Children with Idiopathic Generalised Epilepsy: Behavioural and Cognitive Correlates.  3rd Annual Postgraduate Psychology Conference, 24th November; University of New South Wales, Sydney.
  • Gascoigne, M., Lah, S., Barton, B., Webster, R. & Gill, D. (2010). Everyday Memory in Children with Idiopathic Generalised Epilepsy: Behavioural and Cognitive Correlates. The International Neuropsychological Society, The Polish Neuropsychological Society and The Polish Neuroscience Society Joint Mid-Year Meeting June 30-July 3; Krakow, Poland.
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Professional Affiliations

  • Registered Psychologist, with Clinical Endorsement (Reg No. PSY0001317892)
  • Epilepsy Society of Australia
  • ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD)
  • Australian Clinical Psychology Association

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

Michael has research interests in neuropsychology and is continuing to investigate the nature of memory and attention deficits in patients with epilepsy.

Expert Comment Topics

Memory, Paediatric Cognitive Disorders