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Kaarin Anstey

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Senior Principal Research Scientist
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Kaarin Anstey is an ARC Laureate Fellow and Scientia Professor at UNSW, and a Senior Principal Research Scientist at NeuRA.  She is Director of the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute, leads an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Cognitive Health, is a director of the NHMRC Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration and Co-Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research. Kaarin conducts public health research into dementia risk reduction ranging from analysis of cohort studies, development of risk assessment tools, and conducting risk reduction trials. A second focus is on older driver risk assessment and safety. Kaarin leads the PATH Through Life Project, a large cohort study focusing on common mental disorders and cognitive function. She chairs the International Research Network on Dementia Prevention and is a member of the Governance Committee of the Global Council on Brain Health, an initiative supported by the American Association of Retired Persons.


2023, 06 Mar

Labs Without Walls: Protocol Describing the Research Design and Methods of an App and Smart Watch Based Study Exploring Micro-Longitudinal Aging (Preprint)

View full preprint on https://doi.org/10.2196/preprints.47053

2023, 24 Feb

Navigating Community-based Aged Care Services from the Consumer Perspective: A Scoping Review

View full other on https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnad017

2023, 01 Feb

Residential aged care staff perceptions and responses towards neuropsychiatric symptoms: a mixed methods analysis of electronic healthcare records

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2022.2032597

2022 Dec

No clear associations between subjective memory concerns and subsequent change in cognitive function: the PATH through life study

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1007/s10433-022-00694-2

2022, 02 Sep

Machine Learning for Prediction of Cognitive Health in Adults Using Sociodemographic, Neighbourhood Environmental, and Lifestyle Factors

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191710977

2022, 27 May

Associations between Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Cognitive Function in Australian Urban Settings: The Moderating Role of Diabetes Status

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.3390/toxics10060289

2022 Apr

Inability of the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) and high-contrast visual acuity to identify unsafe drivers

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2022.106595

2022 Apr

Non-pharmacological interventions for neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia in residential aged care settings: An umbrella review

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2022.104187

2022, 20 Feb

Who displays dementia-related stigma and what does the general public know about dementia? Findings from a nationally representative survey

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2022.2040428

2021, 18 Sep

Impact of the COVID‐19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions on psychosocial and behavioural outcomes among Australian adults with type 2 diabetes: Findings from the PREDICT cohort study

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.14611

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