About Jacqueline Saad

JACQUELINE SAAD, MAPS

 

Psychologist

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine): awaiting conferral [2022]
  • Master of Brain and Mind Sciences (Neuroscience), 2011
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Psychological Practice, 2003
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Psychology, 2001
  • Bachelor of Social Science (psych), 2000.

 

 

Professional Memberships:

  • Australian Psychological Society: Full Member
  • APSARD: American Professional Society of ADHD & related disorders
  • Australian ADHD Professionals Association
  • Society for Biological Psychiatry
  • Society for Mental Health Research, Australia
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Jacqueline is a registered psychologist with substantial research and clinical experience in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and provides comprehensive ADHD assessments for diagnosis and treatment recommendations to help manage ADHD symptoms and improve overall health-related quality of life. 

 

In addition, Jacqueline works with individuals across various areas to assist with symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, sleep issues, relationships, and life transition/adjustment issues.

 

Jacqueline is committed to and passionate about promoting ADHD as a clinician and researcher to reduce the 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 19 years of experience as a psychologist in the corporate and private sectors, 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. Jacqueline attended the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Sydney University completing research as part of her Ph.D. (awaiting conferral) involving neuroimaging (MRI) to determine neurobiological markers that characterise the inattentive and combined presentation types 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. In addition, Jacqueline has consulted to the media with appearances on the Channel 9 network “today”, 6 pm 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.

Academic Publications:

 

  • Saad, J.F., Griffiths, K.R., Kohn, M.R., Braund, T., Clarke, S., Williams, L.M., Korgaonkar, M.S. (2020). No support for white matter connectivity differences in the combined and inattentive ADHD presentations. PLOS ONE 16(5): e0245028. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0245028
  • Saad, J.F., Griffiths, K., Korgaonkar, M. (2020). A Systematic Review of Imaging Studies in the Combined and Inattentive Subtypes of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Frontiers in  Integrative Neuroscience, 14(31). doi:10.3389/fnint.2020.00031 .
  • Saad, J.F., Griffiths, K., Kohn, M.R., Clarke, S., Williams, L.M., Korgaonkar, M. (2018). T59. Does White Matter Microstructural Integrity Differ in the Combined and Inattentive Subtypes of ADHD? A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study. Biological Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2018.02.395
  • 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
  • Saad, J.F. Does White Matter Microstructural Integrity Differ in the Combined and Inattentive Subtypes of ADHD? A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study, Society of Biological Psychiatry 73rd Annual Meeting: 10-12 May 2018, New York, USA. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2018.02.395

 

 

Academic and Clinical Presentations of ADHD research:

 

  • Speaker Engagement: ADHD Presentation Types: Research and Strategies. Knox Grammar School: September 2020, Sydney, Australia.
  • Speaker Engagement: ADHD Presentation Types. Oral presentation to Knox Grammar Academic Staff, February 2020.
  • Speaker Engagement: “Neurofeedback: How does it work and what to expect”. Oral Presentation to ADHD central –peer group of Paediatricians and Psychiatrists, May 2019.
  • Speaker Engagement: ADHD Brains in the Classroom. Oral presentation to Knox Grammar Academic Staff, January 2019.
  • Speaker engagement: “ADHD Workshop for School Psychologists” Oral Presentation. Shire Australia, September 2018.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker at the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia. Annual Conference 2018- Brain, Mind & Consciousness: Psychobiology of Neuromodulation, Brisbane.
  • Oral Presentation “ADHD and Sleep in Children and Adolescents, GP Symposium, The Woolcock Institute for Medical Research”. 26 May 2018.
  • Speaker engagement: “Connecting the Dots in ADHD: Insights emerging from brain connectivity networks”. Oral presentation to Northshore Private Pediatricians Support Group, 19 May 2018, Sydney.
  • Poster session presented at “Biomarkers, Biomodels and Psychiatric Disorders” 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry; 2018 May 10-12, 2018.
  • Poster session, and invited to present at data blitz at American Professional Society for ADHD and related disorders, Washington, DC, January 2018.
  • Speaker engagement: “Neurobiological markers that differentiate the ADHD subtypes”. Oral Presentation to ADHD central – peer group of Paediatricians and Psychiatrists, November 2017.
  • Poster session presented at “Inter-University Neuroscience and Mental Health Conference”, School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, Australia. AND Selected for Data Blitz presentation, 2017.
  • Poster Presentation at Students of Brain Research, 2017 Symposium, Melbourne.
  • Poster Presentation at Brain & Mind Centre 2017 Symposium, Sydney Medical School.
  • Poster Presentation at Society for Biological Psychiatry Australia, 2017.
  • Oral Presentation to the Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School. 2016 & 2017.
  • Poster session presented at Westmead Hospital Association Week, 2016 & 2017.
  • 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; 2016 May 12-14; Atlanta, GA.
  • Oral Presentation by invitation to Australian Psychological Society Sydney Branch Members on “Benefits of technology-based resources into private practice”. October 2016.

 

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