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Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey

Deputy Director, Stream Leader - Decision Making, Expectations & Cognitive Ageing

BA (Hons) University of Sydney; PhD University of Queensland; FASSA; FAPS

Primary affiliation:

Scientia Professor in the School of Psychology, UNSW Sydney and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow at NeuRA; UNSW Ageing Futures Institute Director

Research streams:

Decision Making, Expectations and Cognitive Ageing; Organisations and the Mature Workforce; Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life

Kaarin Anstey is an ARC Laureate, CEPAR Deputy Director, Director of the UNSW Sydney Ageing Futures Institute focused on enabling optimal ageing for individuals and society, and Senior Principal Research Scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA).

Kaarin’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 drivers’ risk assessment and safety. Kaarin has worked extensively with longitudinal studies, the development of risk assessment tools, and interventions to optimise healthy ageing and mobility. Kaarin also 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 is the Chair of the International Research Network on Dementia Prevention, a Director of the Board of the Dementia Australia Research Foundation and a member of the Governance Committee of the Global Council on Brain Health.

Keywords: Cognitive Ageing; Older Drivers; Dementia; Dementia Prevention; Healthy Ageing; Cohort Studies

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