PhD in Clinical Psychology

Biography – Alice Gornall

Alice recently completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Monash University in Melbourne before relocating to Brisbane to complete her clinical registrar program with Benchmark Psychology. Alice draws upon a range of evidence-based therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and Schema Therapy to develop a deep understanding of each individual client to help them achieve meaningful and lasting positive change. She enjoys working with people across all ages and backgrounds with a special interest in helping people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, cancer-related mental health concerns and relationship difficulties. She is an LGBTIQA+ Ally and her pronouns are she/her

Journal Publications

Gornall, A., Takagi, M., Clarke, C., Babl, F. E., Davis, G. A., Dunne, K., Anderson, N., Hearps, S.J.C., Demaneuf, T., Rausa, V., & Anderson, V. (2019). Behavioural and Emotional Difficulties after Paediatric Concussion. Journal of Neurotrauma, 37(1), 163.

Gornall, A., Takagi, Morawakage, T., Liu, X., & Anderson, V. (2021). Mental Health following Paediatric Concussion: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine. https://10.1136/bjsports-2020-103548


Gornall, A., Takagi, M., Clarke, C., Babl, F. E., Davis, G. A., Dunne, K., Anderson, N., Hearps, S.J.C., Rausa, V., & Anderson, V. (2021, July) Predictors of Mental Health After Paediatric Concussion. 2021 Virtual World Congress on Brain Injury, International Brain Injury Association.

Takagi, M., Rausa, V., Gornall, A., Shapiro, J., Parkin, G., & Anderson., V. (2019, November). Paediatric Concussion Essentials: Psychological and Clinical Assessment. Workshop presented at the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists Annual Conference, Barossa Valley.

Takagi, M. & Gornall, A. (2019, May). Demystifying concussion: Common questions, misperceptions, and the current evidence. Workshop presented at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Gornall, A., Takagi, M., Knight, S., Godfrey, C., & Anderson, V. (2021, September). The lived experience of mental health and family functioning after concussion: A Qualitative Study. Brain and Mind Seminar, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne.

Gornall, A. (2021, September). Mental Health after Paediatric Concussion. Sports and Exercise Medicine Student’s Association, Sydney.