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Kaarin Anstey

Current Appointments

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.


2024, 01 May

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

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnad130

2024, 29 Mar

A Scoping Review of Workplace Interventions to Promote Positive Attitudes Toward Older Workers and Reduce Age-Based Discrimination

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1093/workar/waad013

2024, 01 Feb

Navigating Community-Based Aged Care Services From the Consumer Perspective: A Scoping Review

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnad017

2023, 02 Nov

The feasibility of a multidomain dementia risk reduction randomised controlled trial for people experiencing cognitive decline: the Body, Brain, Life for Cognitive Decline (BBL-CD)

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2023.2190083

2023 Oct

Frequency of coexistent eye diseases and cognitive impairment or dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1038/s41433-023-02481-4

2023 Oct

MyCOACH (COnnected Advice for Cognitive Health): a digitally delivered multidomain intervention for cognitive decline and risk of dementia in adults with mild cognitive impairment or subjective cognitive decline–study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-075015

2023, 06 Jul

A Technology-Enriched Approach to Studying Microlongitudinal Aging Among Adults Aged 18 to 85 Years: Protocol for the Labs Without Walls Study

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.2196/47053

2023, 03 Jun

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

2023, 06 Mar

A Technology-Enriched Approach to Studying Microlongitudinal Aging Among Adults Aged 18 to 85 Years: Protocol for the Labs Without Walls Study (Preprint)

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

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

Kaarin's research team