Prof Kaarin Anstey

TEAM LEADER PROFILE

Senior Principal Research Scientist


Prof Anstey completed her BA at The University of Sydney, where she won the Dick Thomson Prize for first place in honours year and The Australian Psychological Society Prize for best empirical research thesis. She subsequently went on to complete her PhD at the University of Queensland, and following this she received a NHMRC Training Fellowship to do postdoctoral study at Flinders University. After staying at Pennsylvania State University and the Max Planck Institute as a visiting scientist, she took up an associate professorship at the Australian National University, becoming Deputy Director of the Center for Mental Health Research. By 2010 Prof Anstey was Director of the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, and by 2012 Director of the Centre of Ageing Health and Wellbeing. As of 2018 Prof Kaarin Anstey is a member of the WHO Guideline Development Group on Dementia Risk Reduction, and joined NeuRA as a Senior Principal Research Scientist, with over 350 publications and she now leads an innovative multi-disciplinary team addressing ageing research, with a focus on vital community lifestyle solutions around dementia in the Australian community. Using psychological and population health approaches, her research programs focus on interventions to reduce risk of dementia, cognitive ageing and decision-making, interventions to improve driving skill, and longitudinal studies of health and ageing.

 

Projects Prof Kaarin Anstey is currently involved with

CURRENT PROJECTS

The Body-Brain-Life Project

The Body-Brain-Life Project is a body of research aimed at dementia risk reduction and intervention in primary care.

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The Body-Brain-Life Project

Better Drive Interventions

The Better Drive Interventions project is aimed to study and evaluating interventions to improve driving skills and safety in older adults

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Better Drive Interventions

DASH

DASH is the Driving Ageing Safety and Health Project, aimed at ensuring the road safety and concomitant health of our aged drivers.

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DASH

PATH Through Life

PATH through life is a longitudinal study of cognitive function and mental health from early to late adulthood.

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PATH Through Life

RESEARCH TEAM

KIRSTY ZMISA Executive Assistant

JANET MACCORA PhD Student

SARAH KAMPPI Project Manager

NICOLE EE Research Assistant

DR RANMALEE ERAMUDUGOLLA Research Manager

DR MOYRA MORTBY Research Fellow

DR KIM KIELY Research Fellow

DR RUTH PETERS Senior Research Scientist