Dr. Catherine J. Hayes

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr Catherine Hayes is a Australian Doctoral level clinical neuropsychologist. She is an empathetic and thoughtful clinician, and has experience working with both children and adults at hospitals in Singapore and Australia.

Dr Hayes completed her professional training at Macquarie University in Sydney. She is registered in Australia and holds endorsement in clinical neuropsychology with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Neuropsychologists.

Dr Hayes completed her PhD on the neuropsychology of Huntington’s Disease (HD). She subsequently worked with families affected by HD at Westmead Hospital in Sydney, before moving to Singapore in 2006. Dr Hayes joined the Department of Psychology at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where she taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and helped deliver NUS’ first clinical psychology Masters programme. She also consulted for the Department of Psychological Medicine at the National University Hospital, where she saw adults with cognitive difficulties resulting from neurodegenerative and psychiatric conditions.

After the birth of her own three children, Dr Hayes developed a particular interest in developmental neuropsychology and took up a position at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. As the Senior Neuropsychologist at KKH she has worked with children and adolescents with acquired brain impairment (e.g. stroke, brain injury, brain tumours, epilepsy) and developmental  conditions (e.g. genetic disorders, premature birth, ADHD). She also has experience working with survivors of childhood cancer.


Assessment and Evaluation

  • Child and adolescent neuropsychological assessment (acquired and developmental disorders)
  • Adult neuropsychological assessment (acquired, developmental, neurodegenerative and psychiatric conditions)
  • Psychoeducational assessment

Counselling and Therapy

  • Psychoeducation
  • Neuropsychological counselling and psychotherapy
  • Behaviour Management