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CEPAR Deputy Director Kaarin Anstey receives RSNSW Award in Social and Behavioural Sciences

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The Royal Society of NSW (RSNSW) has awarded the RSNSW Award in the Social and Behavioural Sciences to CEPAR Deputy Director Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey.

This award recognises distinguished research in any area of the Social and Behavioural Sciences including Psychology, Economics, Management, and related disciplines, conducted mainly in New South Wales.

Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey is a world leader in cognitive ageing and dementia risk reduction. Her program of research has contributed greatly to the evidence base on dementia prevention through the identification and quantification of risk factors for dementia, the development of risk assessment tools, and the implementation of interventions. Moreover, her work has directly informed public policy and guidelines, both within Australia and globally, particularly in her collaboration with the World Health Organization. As a consequence, she has made an important, sustained, positive impact on the lives of tens of thousands of people in Australia and around the world.

The RSNSW Awards for 2023 were announced at the 1318th Ordinary General Meeting of the Society on 29 November 2023, by the Society President, Dr Susan Pond AM FRSN.

The Royal Society of New South Wales is a non-profit organisation dedicated to enriching lives through knowledge and inquiry since 1821.

Kaarin Anstey receives RSNSW Award

Image (from left to right): Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of New South Wales (NSW); Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey; and Royal Society of NSW President, Dr Susan Pond AM FRSN.