Welcome to INS-SLC

Thank you for visiting the page of the INS Student Liaison Committee! You may read about the history of SLC and about our student committee members on this page, or connect with the INS-SLC on their Facebook page.
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The INS Student Liaison Committee also operates a google group especially for students. The google group is intended to provide a novel means of communication amongst neuropsychology trainees on professional development topics. The google group is a place where students can pose questions regarding training, provide peer consultation, and share ideas. The SLC will also post INS programming updates and upcoming deadlines.
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Email us at: slc@the-ins.org

History of the INS-SLC

At the 38th Annual Meeting of INS in Acapulco in 2010, the Board or Governors organized a meeting to solicit comments from students and trainees about how to better serve associate members and increase their involvement. As a result of this meeting, the Society formed a student-run standing committee with specific goals to address student and trainee professional development needs, foster student contributions to neuropsychological science, and provide opportunities for student involvement and leadership within the INS

Donations to the Student Activities Fund supports the Student Liaison Committee in fostering student leadership, creating student-oriented programs and events, and developing funds and services to support students in the field of neuropsychology.

INS-SLC Committee Members

Taylor_Greif_Photo Taylor Greif
Taylor is currently a Neuropsychology Intern at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at DePaul University in 2015 and will be graduating with her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Saint Louis University in June 2020. She is looking forward to beginning a Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry, starting in the summer/fall of 2020. Taylor’s primary research and clinical interests pertain to the prediction of non-motor outcomes following deep brain stimulation for patients with Parkinson’s disease, in addition to developing patient-centered strategies for neuropsychological feedback. Taylor previously served as the Annual Meeting Programs Representative of the SLC and is excited to continue her involvement as Co-Chair!
Taylor_Jenkin_Photo Taylor Jenkin
Taylor Jenkin is a Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)/PhD candidate at The University of Melbourne. She completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours) at The University of Melbourne in 2017. Taylor’s research is based at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) where she is supervised by Professor Vicki Anderson, Doctor Sarah Knight and Doctor Kate D’Cruz. Her clinical and research interests pertain to child neuropsychology, and her PhD research focuses on the implementation of family-centred care in the rehabilitation of paediatric acquired brain injury. Taylor has held student leadership roles with the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI) and The University of Melbourne’s Neuropsychology Students’ Society (NSS). She looks forward to working with the INS-SLC as Co-Chair!
Stacey_Brothers_Photo Stacey Brothers
Annual Meeting Program Representative
Stacey Brothers is a second-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology) program at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her advisor is Dr. Yana Suchy. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Kentucky in 2017. Following graduation, she worked at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging in Lexington, KY. She was primarily involved with the Down Syndrome and Aging study, which longitudinally tracked cognition and neurological changes in individuals with Down Syndrome and their relation to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. She is currently completing her master’s thesis on the effects of pain, sleep, and expressive suppression on executive functioning and performance of instrumental activities of daily living. She is interested in identifying factors relevant to the assessment of executive functioning, as well as work with forensic populations.
Aishani_Desai_Photo Aishani Desai
Mid-Year Meeting Program Representative
Aishani Desai is a Master of Clinical Neuropsychology/PhD candidate at Macquarie University in Sydney. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Warwick (UK) and a Master of Science in Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology from University College London (UK) and Yale University (USA). She has also worked as a researcher and clinician in the areas of neurorehabilitation, epilepsy surgery, movement disorders and neurodegenerative disorders in her hometown of Mumbai, India. Aishani’s current PhD research is focused on investigating the role of cognitive and psychological factors in predicting return to productivity following a traumatic brain injury. She is also currently working as a research assistant in the Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney. Aishani is passionate about understanding brain-behavior relationships and its translational applications to better help diagnostic and interventional efforts.
Fareshte_Erani_Photo Fareshte Erani
Communications & Outreach Representative
Fareshte is a second year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at Drexel University. Originally from Anaheim, CA, Fareshte received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC Irvine. Prior to Drexel, she worked with an acute stroke population, utilizing EEG to study recovery and its feasibility in the emergency room. Her current research is focused in adult neuropsychology and her research interests include utilizing neuroimaging and neuromodulation to study brain injury relationships with neural function, structure, and behavior. She is interested in using these techniques to guide the development of targeted symptom treatments for neural diseases.
Josh_Fox-Fuller_Photo Josh Fox-Fuller
Member at Large
Joshua Fox-Fuller is completing his third year in the Clinical Psychology Program at Boston University under the co-mentorship of Dr. Alice Cronin-Golomb and Dr. Yakeel T. Quiroz (Massachusetts General Hospital). He completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology and Spanish at Texas A&M University in 2017 where worked with Dr. Steve Balsis and others to conduct research that leveraged data from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative to investigate the relationships between Alzheimer’s related cognitive dysfunction with brain volume in sub-regions of the temporal lobe (honors thesis) and neuropsychiatric symptoms (Fuller et al., in press in Journals of Gerontology, Series B, gbz032). Josh currently studies the relations between biological and cognitive markers of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease in mutation carriers (and non-carrier family members) of an autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease (ADAD) mutation whom are from Antioquia, Colombia; this research is supervised by his co-mentor, Dr. Quiroz, who directs the Multicultural Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2019 Josh received an F31 NRSA from the National Institute on Aging to investigate the neuropsychological and neuroimaging profiles of working memory in preclinical ADAD and preclinical sporadic Alzheimer’s disease. Clinically, Josh is completing a practicum in neuropsychological assessment at the Boston VA Hospital and will start another neuropsychology practicum at Massachusetts General Hospital in September 2020. Josh is excited to be a part of the INS Student Liaison Committee (SLC) and hopes that he can have an open line of communication with INS student members so he can best represent the needs of students to the SLC. He can be reached over email at jtfuller@bu.edu or via twitter at @joshfoxfuller.
Maximiliano_Folmer_Photo Maximiliano Folmer
Global Engagement Representative
Maximiliano is an undergraduate student (licentiate) enrolled in the Psychology Program at the Catholic University of Córdoba, Argentina. During the second year of his licentiate program, he won a merit-based scholarship to participate in the Socrates Program (International Academic Exchange Program) to study for one semester at the Loyola University of Andalusia, Spain. Since he came back in 2016, he has been collaborating in the development of the “Multicultural Neuropsychological Scale (MUNS)” working as an active member within the Neuropsychology department’s research team. Last year, he also worked as a Neuropsychology Intern at Cortex Neuroterapias, Dr. Alberto Luis Fernandez’s neuropsychology private center. At the end of 2019, he completed his program’s final year and he has recently finished his research thesis with the topic “Reliability analysis of the Multicultural Neuropsychological Scale (MUNS): a transcultural tests battery” supervised by Dr. Fernández. Maximiliano’s interests are focused on the development of neuropsychological assessment tools and research on neurocognitive disorders within the framework of cross-cultural psychology and comparative studies.
Kalliopi_Megari_Photo Kalliopi Megari, Post-doctoral researcher, PhD, MSc, BA
Global Engagement Representative

Kalliopi is a post-doctoral researcher at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. She holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Neuropsychology with thesis subject: Neuropsychological outcome and quality of life following surgical myocardial revascularization: The influence of cognitive reserve, mood and type-D personality. She also holds undergraduate degrees in Nursing and Psychology, as well as a Master’s degree in Psychology from Aristotle University and also attended further education from Department of Educational and Social Policy, University of Macedonia, in people with special needs and disabilities.

Kalliopi has many years of research experience working with patients who have neurological, psychiatric, and cognitive disorders, as well as chronic disease patients suffering from cancer and cardiovascular diseases. She has investigated neuropsychological functions of healthy elderly as well as postoperative delirium and cognitive dysfunction following cardiac surgery. Her research interests include neuropsychological outcome and quality of life in chronic diseases patients such as cardiac surgery patients and cancer patients and cognitive reserve of central nervous system’s diseases.

Kalliopi was a research fellow from 2009-2015 in Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery in AHEPA Hospital. She has published articles in a wide range of international peer reviewed medical journals and participated in many international conferences. Her work has earned her many prestigious awards and distinctions worldwide. Kalliopi was a Member of the Editorial Board of Health Psychology Research journal (2013-2015) and she is an associate Editor in Psychology & Psychological Research International Journal. She is a Member of the Ethics Committee of Hellenic Neuropsychological Society and a reviewer of papers for scientific journals in the field of Neuropsychology, Medicine and Quality of life. Kalliopi has given many lectures to undergraduate and postgraduate students at School of Psychology at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and also at University of Warsaw, Department of Neuropsychology, in Poland.

Kalliopi has also clinical experience, offering psychological counseling to prisoners in the Thessaloniki Diavata Prison and being the Head of the Centre of creative activities of children with disabilities, a position that requires effectiveness, knowledge and strong willingness as well as empathy and love for the people. She was interviewed for Quality of Life experiences in Health Care Magazine Issue 3, (2014) with the title, Kalliopi Megari: “Giving a Voice to the Chronically Ill”, Meet the Expert Column.