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Dr James Gooden is a clinical neuropsychologist and clinician researcher based at the Turning Point Neuropsychology Clinic in Richmond, Victoria, where he provides specialised neuropsychological assessments in response to a range of diagnostic and support related referral questions to clients from the AOD sector. His caseload regularly involves in individuals experiencing a high degree of clinical complexity including comorbid traumatic or acquired brain injury, alcohol and polysubstance use, mental health difficulty, complex trauma, forensic and psychosocial issues. These presenting issues are the driving force behind his research focus as he seeks to disentangle the effects of comorbid complexity and substance use on cognition. His vision is that with a better understanding of the role of these factors on cognition clinicians may be better able to support their clients, identify treatment needs and access appropriate services.