welcome to the clinical practice of 

Dr Nicola Gates FAPS FCCN PhD

Dr Gates is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, presenter, researcher and author.

Dr Gates has been working with adults to improve their quality of life and wellbeing for over twenty five years in her roles of clinician, presenter and researcher. She works in her own private clinical practice and consults to multiple organisations as well as being involved in media, education and training.  Her research is world renown and she is on the editorial panel of several academic journals. She has written two best selling books translating the latest health/medical research into a conversation with self help strategies to transform the lives of readers.

Dr Gates has worked in the area of acquired and traumatic brain injury since 1996 and her 2013 PhD research investigated the benefit of lifestyle interventions for the prevention of dementia. A large proportion of her work involves neuropsychological assessments for medico-legal purposes and fitness for work.  Dr Gates compliments her assessment work with the provision of psychological therapies and rehabilitation programs.

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Dr Nicola Gates is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, and can provide services under Medicare. There are many practitioners working in health but only those registered practitioners are recognised by the Federal Government as having appropriate qualifications, ethical practice and evidence of benefit. Unregistered health professionals may have inadequate experience, inadequate qualifications, or unethical practices including breaches to privacy and conflict of interest.  By choosing Dr Nicola Gates you benefit from an ethical practice, full qualification requirements, up to date training standards, the latest medical research, and over twenty-five years of clinical experience.


Brain and Mind Psychology provides you with the comfort of knowing that all services combine established and recognised psychological theory, medical research, and a proven evidence base for the best possible care.  Feel secure knowing that Dr Nicola Gates has over 25 years’ clinician experience as a registered Psychologist with endorsement in Clinical Neuropsychology and a track record of published peer reviewed research into brain health, wellbeing and lifestyle interventions.