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Nikki-Anne Wilson

Current Appointments

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cognitive Health
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Nikki-Anne completed her PhD as part of the Frontier dementia research group at the Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney.

Her research examined the breakdown of cognition in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) and how this relates to the social challenges associated with this form of dementia.

Nikki-Anne’s skills in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology align with her passion to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life for people with dementia.

A passionate science communicator and regular speaker at science outreach events, Nikki-Anne also enjoys participating in school mentoring programmes aiming to encourage students to develop their research skills and pursue science related careers.

  • Brain and Mind Centre award for Research Excellence and Impact (2020)
  • School of Psychology Publication Prize, The University of Sydney (2019)
  • Best Poster Presentation at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference (2018)
  • Best DataBlitz presentation at the Sydney Postgraduate Psychology Conference


2024 Jan

Disrupted social perception in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease – Associated cognitive processes and clinical implications

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2023, 01 Dec

Testing times for dementia: a community survey identifying contemporary barriers to risk reduction and screening

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2023, 24 Sep

Dementia Prevention and Individual and Socioeconomic Barriers: Avoiding “Lifestyle” Stigma

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2023, 01 Aug

Authors’ response to: A new dementia prevention approach requires new language

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2023, 01 Jul

What would a population-level approach to dementia risk reduction look like, and how would it work?

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2021, 24 Dec

Putting the Pieces Together: Mental Construction of Semantically Congruent and Incongruent Scenes in Dementia

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2020, 03 Feb

Scene construction impairments in frontotemporal dementia: Evidence for a primary hippocampal contribution

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Constructing the social world: Impaired capacity for social simulation in dementia

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2017, 01 Jun

Damage to right medial temporal structures disrupts the capacity for scene construction—a case study

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2015 Sep

Examining Rey Complex Figure Test organization in healthy adults