NeuRA’s Resilience Research Lab

One quarter of Australians will experience an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. NeuRA’s Resilience Research Lab led by Dr Justine Gatt focuses on understanding and promoting our mental wellbeing and resilience to stress, so we can better protect ourselves against the development of mental health problems.   What is resilience? Resilience has been defined in numerous but often ambiguous ways. Research by Dr Gatt suggests that resilience is best understood as a dynamic, contextual process of adaptive recovery following adversity or trauma. This perspective allows room for the interplay between both genetic and environmental factors (Genes, Brain and Emotions: Interdisciplinary…

International Research Network on Dementia Prevention Conference at NeuRA

The International Research Network on Dementia Prevention (IRNDP) will be hosting its Inaugural Global Research Forum on dementia prevention on the 14th & 15th of October at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) in Sydney. This is the first conference in Australia, and only the second in the world, to focus specifically on dementia prevention. The conference will feature keynotes from international experts in cognitive health and dementia risk reduction as well as specific scientific sessions on dementia risk factors and risk reduction interventions. The IRNDP aims to link researchers globally to foster new research and accelerate knowledge translation that will delay or prevent…