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Dr

Moyra Mortby


Current Appointments

Research Fellow
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Dr Moyra Mortby is a Psychologist specialised in neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia and pre-clinical stages of dementia and is an NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow. She was awarded her PhD with Laudatio Magna Cum Laude from the University of Zurich, Switzerland for her research on apathy and depression in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s disease, and completed her MSc in Research Methods in Psychology and BSc in Criminology and Psychology both at Keele University, UK.

Her research program focuses on neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia and pre-clinical stages of dementia, neuroimaging and epidemiology. 2015 International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART) and the Neuropsychiatric Syndromes (NPS) in Neurodegenerative diseases Professional Interest Area (PIA) New Investigator Award.

Her research program is structured around 4 key areas which aim to: 1) improve our understanding of dementia, its risk factors and trajectories; 2) better understand the impact of neuropsychiatric symptoms on dementia trajectories, quality of life and the provision of formal and informal care; 3) validate the concept of Mild Behavioural Impairment as a pre-clinical stage of dementia; and 4) develop and evaluate interventions to reduce neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with dementia, improve quality of life for people living with dementia and those providing care and develop useful support mechanisms.


Publications

2024, 03 May

Estimating Gender Differences in the Association between Cognitive Resilience and MCI Incidence

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1159/000538615

2024, 01 Jan

Association Between Anxiety and Cognitive Decline Over 12 Years in a Population-Based Cohort

View full book-chapter on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1168650693

2024, 01 Jan

Risk factors and cognitive correlates of white matter hyperintensities in ethnically diverse populations without dementia: The COSMIC consortium

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1169717955

2023 Dec

Apathy, depression and risk of incident dementia in community‐dwelling older adults

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1167333214

2023 Dec

Mapping of validated apathy scales onto the apathy diagnostic criteria for neurocognitive disorders

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1167329714

2023 Dec

Risk of Mild Behavioral Impairment: the role of gender and APOE allele carrier status

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1167330870

2023 Dec

Sex‐specific neuropsychiatric burden distinguished by APOE4 status and cortical thickness

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1167334079

2023 Dec

The effect of baseline and longitudinal cognitive reserve on memory ageing in middle and older age adults over a 12‐year period

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1167335525

2023, 01 Oct

Apathy as a determinant of health behaviors in older adults: Implications for dementia risk reduction

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1166298885

2023, 01 Aug

Parental history of dementia and the risk of dementia: A cross-sectional analysis of a global collaborative study

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1157944356