Janet Maccora

RESEARCHER PROFILE


Janet has a background in epidemiology with an MSc from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Now in the second year of her PhD candidacy, her broad research interest is factors for maintaining cognitive health in later life, with a specific focus on education as a protective factor. Her PhD topic also investigates the phenomenon of “SuperAgers” – people in their 60s who perform as well as, or better than, people 40 years younger than them on cognitive tests. Janet is using data from the Personality and Total Health (PATH) cohort that has been running in the ACT and Queanbeyan for 18 years.

Projects Janet Maccora is currently involved with

CURRENT PROJECTS

NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Cognitive Health

The Centre of Research Excellence in Cognitive Health focuses on the integrally linked areas of optimising cognitive health and the prevention of cognitive decline.

The centre aims to:

  • Build the evidence base in cognitive health promotion and prevention of cognitive decline, focussing on evaluating putative new risks and under researched areas
  • Develop methods of transferring, translating and implementing established findings, through the development and evaluation of interventions
  • Model population level impacts of cognitive impairment and risk modification to quantify potential economic benefits of risk reduction and to inform policy.

The CRE Cognitive Health led by Professor Kaarin Anstey is a collaboration between Chief and Associate Investigators from the Australian National University, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, Australian Catholic University, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and University of Exeter.

For more information about the CRE Cognitive Health, please visit the centre website, including more information on research themes, news and events, and recent publications.

The CRE Cognitive Health is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

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NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Cognitive Health

ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES ON THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN EDUCATION AND COGNITION

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