Melissa Licari

Dr, BSc PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M408), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 403 Citations
  • 12 h-Index

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Personal profile


Dr Melissa Licari is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Autism Research Team at the Telethon Kids Institute and also currently holds an Adjunct Position within the School of Human Sciences at The University of Western Australia. She has a keen interest in movement, in particular understanding motor deficits in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, including developmental coordination disorder, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and cerebral palsy.

She maintains close links with the Paediatric Exercise Programs at the University of Western Australia, in particular the MiniGym and UniGym programs, remedial movement programs for children with a variety of conditions impacting on their movement.

Roles and responsibilities

Supervisor of honours, masters and doctoral studies related to child motor development, neuroimaging and neurodevelopmental disorders.




Research expertise keywords

  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Developmental neurology
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Movement disorders
  • Neuroimaging

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Research Output

  • 403 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 32 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Editorial
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
  • Towards the Development of an Integrative, Evidence-Based Suite of Indicators for the Prediction of Outcome Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Results from a Pilot Study

    Gozt, A., Licari, M., Halstrom, A., Milbourn, H., Lydiard, S., Black, A., Arendts, G., Macdonald, S., Song, S., MacDonald, E., Vlaskovsky, P., Burrows, S., Bynevelt, M., Pestell, C., Fatovich, D. & Fitzgerald, M., 2 Jan 2020, In : Brain Sciences. 10, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Editorial: DCD12

    Piek, J. P., Licari, M., Hands, B. & Barnett, A. L., 1 Jan 2019, In : Research in Developmental Disabilities. 84, p. 1-2 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Mirror neuron system activation in children with developmental coordination disorder: A replication functional MRI study

    Reynolds, J. E., Billington, J., Kerrigan, S., Williams, J., Elliott, C., Winsor, A. M., Codd, L., Bynevelt, M. & Licari, M. K., Jan 2019, In : Research in Developmental Disabilities. 84, p. 16-27 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    8 Citations (Scopus)
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)