JACQUELINE SAAD (MAPS)
Jacqueline provides QEEG brain map assessments, neurofeedback training, ADHD assessment and management, and individual psychological consultation across a range of areas including symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress.
Jacqueline is highly committed to and passionate about, the promotion of ADHD both as a clinician and researcher to reduce associated stigma. Advancing the neurobiological framework of ADHD to improve assessment measures and treatment outcomes drive her enthusiasm to the ongoing pursuit of emerging research and evidence-based solutions in helping her clients.
Jacqueline draws from over 15 years’ experience as a registered Psychologist in the corporate and private sector, postgraduate training in clinical neuroscience at the Brain & Mind Research Institute at Sydney Medical School, and as a brain researcher at The University of Sydney Medical School. She enjoys working with children; adolescent and adult clients across a range of areas including anxiety, depression, and relationship issues although her strong interest involves the assessment and management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Jacqueline is also based part-time at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Sydney Medical School, Discipline of Psychiatry, where she is completing research as part of her Ph.D., involving neuroimaging (MRI) and its contribution toward the determination of neurobiological markers that may characterise the inattentive and combined presentations of ADHD.
Further, Jacqueline has served as both committee member and Chair of the Sydney branch of the Australian Psychological Society, which has over 4000 members. She is also a board approved supervisor for the psychology 4+2 and 5+1 pathway registration programs. In addition, Jacqueline has consulted to the media with appearances on the Channel 9 network “today”, 6pm News and “mornings” shows, Channel 7 network “Today Tonight”, radio and numerous print media: Sydney Morning Herald, Cosmopolitan, Dolly, Marie-Claire, Madison, That’s Life, Women’s Health & others.
- J.F Saad., K.R Griffiths., M.R Kohn., S Clarke., L.M Williams., M.S Korgaonkar. (2017). Regional brain network organization distinguishes the combined and inattentive subtypes of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.Neuroimage:Clinical.Doi: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213158217301213
- Saad, J. F., Kohn, M. R., Clarke, S., Lagopoulos, J., & Hermens, D. F. (2015). Is the Theta/Beta EEG Marker for ADHD Inherently Flawed? J Atten Disord. doi:10.1177/1087054715578270
- Saad, J.F. Brain structural features that characterize the inattentive and combined subtypes of ADHD. Poster session presented at “Illuminating the Scientific Process: Innovation, Replication, and Paradigm Shifts in Biological Psychiatry” 71st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, Atlanta, GA. USA
Academic Presentations of ADHD research:
- Invited Keynote speaker- Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia, Annual Conference, 2018
- Invited Speaker- Educational Seminar to ADHD Central group of Sydney based Psychiatrists and Paediatricians
- Oral Presentation. The discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School. 2016, 2017
- Poster and Oral Presentation. Inter-University Neuroscience and Mental Health Conference, School of Medicine, Western Sydney University. 2017
- Poster. Students of Brain Research. 2017
- Poster. Westmead Hospital Association. 2016, 2017
- Poster. Brain and Mind Centre, Symposium, Sydney Medical School. 2017
- Accepted poster. Biological Psychiatry Australia. 2017
- Society for Biological Psychiatry, USA. 2016
- Australian Psychological Society: Full Member
- APSARD- The American Professional Society of ADHD and related disorders
- Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia
- Australian ADHD Professionals Association
- Society for Biological Psychiatry
- Society for Mental Health Research- Australia
- International Society for Neurofeedback and Research