Prof Kaarin Anstey

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BA(Hons) PhD

DCRC role / affiliation

DCRC-EDP, Centre Director

Other roles / affiliations

Director, Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing


Prof Anstey's substantive research interests include the epidemiology of cognition and dementia with a focus on identifying lifestyle, brain, and biological risk factors for cognitive decline, and the impact of cognitive ageing on everyday function and driving. She is also interested intra-individual variability as a marker of brain and cognitive impairment, and how meta-cognition influences everyday function in later life.

Other research interests focus on the development of wellbeing, depression and suicidality over the lifecourse. Methodological interests include meta-analysis, multilevel modeling, and combining dataset using harmonization. Kaarin is also interested in cross-national differences in ageing and health, and how this relates to lifestyle, social and policy differences between countries.