About Our Team

The Team at Cognexity are regarded as leades in their fields Globally. Cognexity Development Centre focuses on interventional processes which are designed around principles of cognitive and evidence-based psychology and breakthroughs in research methodology. These include our customised approach to redefining humans and the way we perform against the unique challenges that face us in our work and private lives.

 

Dr Nicola Gates

Director, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Author, Speaker

Dr Nicola Gates is a registered health practitioner with AHPRA and completed her PhD at UNSW School of Medicine. She provides multiple psychological services as a Clinical Neuropsychologist and has over 25 years experience working with adults to improve their brain health, cognitive function, and mental health. 

Dr Nicola Gates is a world renown neuroscience researcher and translates medical / neuropsychological evidence with positive psychology and mindfulness in a practical accessible way to boost wellbeing. She applies her knowledge and experience to her clinical practice, written articles and keynotes. Her motivating passion is to address the  4 ‘D’s’ in life – Depression, Disease, Dementia and Disability.

Dr Cate Borness

Director, Organisational Psychologist,  PhD

Dr Cate Borness, a registered Organisational Psychologist, develops interventions that enhance the organisational development practices of organisations across Australia and globally.  She has over 20 years of experience in organisational development gained through her tenure within both corporate and consulting roles. 

During her consulting career, Cate also ran her own psychometric test business. Her experience has emphasised psychometric test / survey development and validation, volume and executive recruitment, assessment and selection, team building, diversity and inclusion, wellbeing and resilience, leadership development and executive coaching in both the public and private sectors. Her consulting experience spans most industries and all sectors. 

Sylvia Vorhauser-Smith

Associate Director, Speaker,

Sylvia is an international speaker on applied neuroscience, the future of work and human capital management and a seasoned executive facilitator and coach. She is a featured contributor to Forbes Magazine, a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute HR Tech Advisory Panel, author of numerous white papers on talent management and co-author of the books Talented South-East Asia 2014, Talented Philippines 2015 and CLIFFHANGER, HR on the Precipice in the Future of Work 2017.

Sylvia is an executive coach, speaker, author and leadership workshop facilitator with extensive experience in corporate and entrepreneurial business environments, including senior business and human resources positions at Westpac Banking Corporation and Citibank Limited.

Timely Support

At Cognexity we run state of the art systems and processes globally to ensure data privacy is maintained at all times.

Innovative Ideas

As the global leading provider in Cognitive Assessments we provide all the necessary support both pre and post assessment and analysis.

Advanced Technology

Our Cognitive Circumplex Assessment processes are the most advanced of its type in the world bringing together the learning and analysis to deliver  Total Personal Care.

Clear Communication

As part of our Assessment Management Process we remain in constant communication with both the organisation and the person being assessed.

Recent Articles

Learn from the top thought leaders in the industry.

The Productivity Commissions new report on mental health and stress in the workplace and the costs

The insurance Council of Australia recently confirmed that more than 55% of claims are currently Mental Health and Stress related and growing rapidly.  For those living with a mental illness they need to be able to better access support to create more mentally healthy...
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Concussions should be top priority for NRL

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/concussions-should-be-top-priority-for-nrl-20190712-p526tw.html After the stunning State of Origin decider in which the Blues’ James Tedesco lunged across the line for a last-minute try and instant elevation to the pantheon of sporting...
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NRL Concussion Damages – Steve Folkes makes history as first league player diagnosed with CTE

Steve Folkes, the late, great Canterbury player and coach, is the first Australian rugby league player to be diagnosed with a brain disease commonly linked to repetitive head injury in American sports. The local discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) - a...
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Smart people have better connected Brains

Differences in intelligence have so far mostly been attributed to differences in specific brain regions. However, are smart people’s brains also wired differently to those of less intelligent persons? A study published by researchers from Goethe University Frankfurt...
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Running helps the brain counteract negative effect of stress

Most people agree that getting a little exercise helps when dealing with stress. A BYU study discovers exercise under stress also helps protect your memory. The study, published in the journal of Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, finds that running mitigates the...
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Autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder share molecular traits

Most medical disorders have well-defined physical characteristics seen in tissues, organs and bodily fluids. Psychiatric disorders, in contrast, are not defined by such pathology, but rather by behavior. A UCLA-led study, published in Science, has found that autism,...
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Brain on a Chip” Reveals How the Brain Folds

Being born with a “tabula rasa” – a clean slate – in the case of the brain is something of a curse. Our brains are already wrinkled like walnuts by the time we are born. Babies born without these wrinkles – smooth brain syndrome – suffer from severe developmental...
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Autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder share molecular traits

Most medical disorders have well-defined physical characteristics seen in tissues, organs and bodily fluids. Psychiatric disorders, in contrast, are not defined by such pathology, but rather by behavior. A UCLA-led study, published in Science, has found that autism,...
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Brain ageing may begin earlier than expected

Physicists have devised a new method of investigating brain function, opening a new frontier in the diagnoses of neurodegenerative and ageing related diseases. This new non-invasive technique could potentially be used for any diagnosis based on cardiovascular and...
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Could lifelong reading protect against dementia?

“Reading keeps your brain fit and helps fight off dementia,” the Daily Express reports. The claim is based on a small US study in which older adults had annual tests of brain function during the last six years of their lives and completed questionnaires on their...
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