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 Australia.
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.
Anstey is the Chair of the International Research Network on Dementia Prevention, a Director of the Board of the Dementia Australia Research Foundation, a member of the World Health Organisation Guideline Development Group cognitive decline and dementia, and a member of the Governance Committee of the Global Council on Brain Health, an initiative supported by the American Association of Retired Persons and AgeUK.
She 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.