Prof Kaarin Anstey
Phone: +61 2 6125 8410
Personal Profile Linkhttps://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/anstey-kj
DCRC role / affiliationDCRC-EDP, Centre Director
Other roles / affiliationsDirector, 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.
- Evaluation of Mind your Mind community presentations: do they promote behavioural change?
- Development of a website for providing authoritative evidence and practical advice on dementia risk reduction
- Dementia Literacy in Italian, Greek and Chinese Australians
- Dementia Prevention Project 1: Evidence on dementia risk reduction, risk assessment and intervention
- Dementia Prevention Project 2: Development of a dementia prevention intervention
- Developing a cohort projections model to estimate the population level impact of alternative risk factor profiles on dementia prevalence in Australia over the next 50 years.
- Australian neuropsychological normative study of older persons
- Environmental toxins and dementia risk - a review
- Online dementia risk reduction interventions
- Dementia Prevention Project 3: Body, Brain, Life RCT for risk reduction
- Cognitive training in older persons with mild cognitive impairment, with and without mood disorders
- User experiences and perceptions of an online Alzheimer's disease risk assessment tool – the Australian National University Alzheimer’s disease risk index (ANU-ADRI)
- Sitting time Intervention
- Exercising the brain - guidelines
- BBL - GP Feasibility and intervention: Adapting and evaluating an evidence-based dementia risk reduction program for use in primary care
- Cancer treatment and cancer as risk factors for neurocognitive impairment
- The perceived and actual risk of Alzheimer's disease across the full adult lifespan
- Development and validation of short forms of the Australian National University Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Index (ANU-ADRI)
- Assessing Alzheimer’s disease risk online: What is the relationship between risk factors and objective and subjective memory performance?
- Physical Activity guidelines for older adults with subjective cognitive decline or mild cognitive impairment
- A randomised controlled trial of reducing prolonged sitting to improve cognitive function in insufficiently active frail older adults
- Protecting brain health via Dementia risk reduction activities: Knowledge transfer for diverse communities