NeuRA researcher receives 2019 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

Westpac Scholars Trust has announced its 2019 Westpac Future Leaders Scholars, awarding over $2 million to 17 outstanding postgraduate students who are investigating solutions to some of Australia’s most complex issues. Amongst this year’s recipients is NeuRA researcher, Nicole Ee.

Nicole is a member of Professor Kaarin Anstey’s multi-disciplinary ageing research team and plans to use her scholarship to explore the relationship between social engagement and dementia risk.

Nicole’s research is focused on whether early intervention and increased social engagement may mitigate the onset or progression of dementia.

“I’m delighted to be a part of the Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship program,” says Nicole.

“The scholarship will provide me with exciting collaborative networks, global opportunities for learning, mentorship and a platform to advocate for and disseminate my research.”

The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship program attracting some of Australia’s brightest and most innovative young leaders. Nicole’s inclusion in the program demonstrates her commitment to creating positive change for Australia’s future and the importance of dementia and ageing research for our community.

Congratulations Nicole.