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2019 Laureate Profile: Professor Kaarin Anstey

Professor Kaarin Anstey

Professor Kaarin Anstey 

Administering Organisation: The University of New South Wales
Discipline area: Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences

Fellowship project summary: 

FL190100011: The aim of this Laureate Fellowship is to make a significant advance in our understanding of cognitive ageing through the adult life course by discovering how contemporary lifestyles and experience impact on cognitive resilience and cognitive function. Population ageing is occurring globally, creating an urgent need for evidence to inform strategies to promote ageing well and productively. Through assessment of adults aged 18-90 (across the life course), this project will evaluation the impact of technology, life space and sensory function on brain structure and function, and cognition. Intended benefits include provision of evidence to inform interventions and policies that optimize cognitive resilience and reduce cognitive decline.

Australian Research Council funding: $3,232,000

About Professor Anstey

Kaarin Anstey is a Scientia Professor of Psychology, Director of the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute and Co-Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research.

Professor Anstey’s research programs focus on the causes, consequences and prevention of cognitive decline and dementia over the adult life-course. She also conducts research into mental health and resilience, and evaluates interventions to promote mobility and healthy ageing.

For her research achievements, Professor Anstey is a Chair of the International Research Network on Dementia Prevention, a member of the World Health Organisation Guidelines Development Committee for Cognitive Decline and Dementia, and a member of the Governance Committee of the Global Council on Brain Health.

Find out more about Professor Anstey’s research by visiting her profile page on The University of New South Wales website. For further information about this funding scheme, please visit the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme page on the ARC website.

Image credit: The University of New South Wales.

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