Prof Kaarin Anstey

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BA(Hons) PhD

DCRC role / affiliation

DCRC Centre Director

Other roles / affiliations

Professor of Psychology UNSW, Senior Principal Research Scientist, Neuroscience Research Australia


Kaarin Anstey is Professor of Psychology at UNSW, Senior Principal Research Scientist at NeuRA and Honorary Professor at ANU.  She 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’s research programs focus on the causes, consequences and prevention of cognitive ageing, dementia, and common mental disorders in adulthood. Kaarin has worked extensively with longitudinal studies, and leads the PATH Through Life Project.
Kaarin is the Chair of the International Research Network on Dementia Prevention, a Director of the Board of the Dementia Australia Research Foundation, and a member of the Governance Committee of the Global Council on Brain Health, an initiative supported by the American Association of Retired Persons and AgeUK.