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Professor Shum is a neuropsychologist who has over 30 years of experience in the assessment and rehabilitation of higher-level cognitive functions (e.g., attention, memory, and executive function) in normal and brain-injured children and adults. He has published a number of neuropsychological tests such as theComprehensive Assessment of Prospective Memory and the Australian Retrograde Memory Test and has also conducted many randomized controlled trials that evaluated the effectiveness of training/intervention on brain functions. Professor Shum has been awarded over 25 national and international competitive grants by funding bodies such as the Australian Research Council, the National Health and Medical Research Council in Australia and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council. He has published 4 books, 1 edited book, 8 book chapters, over 235 refereed journal articles, and 6 encyclopaedia entries. Professor Shum has been invited to present his research at many national and international conferences and he is on the editorial board of international journals such as Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and PsyCh Journal. In 2015, Professor Shum was appointed an Honorary Academic Consultant at the Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, Chinese Mainland. In 2017, he was appointed a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, Chinese Mainland.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Massey University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Massey University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND


  • Fellowship of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment
  • Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science
  • Academic Member of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
  • Associate Fellow of the Hong Kong Psychological Society


  • Prospective memory problems in older individuals and patients with brain injury
  • Cognitive neuroscience of human memory and executive function
  • Cognitive and social cognitive impairments in people with mental health problems