Dr Maree Farrow

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Phone: 03 6226 4214

Personal Profile Link

www.utas.edu.au/wicking

Qualifications

BAppSc, PhD

DCRC role / affiliation

DCRC-EDP, Collaborator

Other roles / affiliations

Lecturer, Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania; Visiting Fellow, Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing, Australian National University

Profile

Maree is a cognitive neuroscientist with expertise in brain development and ageing and neurological and cognitive disorders.

Her current research interests include dementia risk reduction, timely diagnosis and early intervention for cognitive impairment, and translating evidence into programs for the community and primary care.

Working with Alzheimer's Australia, Maree developed and evaluated a range of resources and eHealth tools for community education about dementia and risk reduction, including the world's first publicly funded dementia risk reduction campaign, Your Brain Matters, and a smartphone application, BrainyApp, which has been downloaded more than 300,000 times and won a 2012 Victorian Public Healthcare Award for healthcare innovation.

Maree is currently also teaching in the Bachelor of Dementia Care at the University of Tasmania.

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