UNSW Sydney has appointed CEPAR Co-Deputy Director Kaarin Anstey as Scientia Professor, a special category of Professor that recognises outstanding research performance. At UNSW the number of Scientia Professors at any one time is limited so as to preserve this distinction for international eminence in research.
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Scientia Professorship for CEPAR Chief Investigator Kaarin Anstey
CEPAR currently has three Scientia Professors with Kaarin Anstey now joining Scientia Professors John Piggott and Alan Woodland.
Kaarin Anstey, Professor of Psychology at UNSW Sydney, is Co-Deputy Director of CEPAR and leads an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Cognitive Health, is a director of the NHMRC Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration and Senior Principal Research Scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA).
Anstey's research programs focus on the causes, consequences and prevention of cognitive ageing, dementia, and common mental disorders in adulthood. A second focus is on older driver risk assessment and safety. She has worked extensively with longitudinal studies, and leads the PATH Through Life Project, a large cohort study focusing on common mental disorders and cognitive function, based in the ACT and surrounding regions.
Kaarin Anstey is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, the Gerontological Society of America, the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian Association of Gerontology.