Prof. Kaarin J Anstey

Director - UNSW Science Hub

PHD, MSc

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

+61 2 6125 8410

About Prof. Kaarin J Anstey

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.

Key Interests

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.

 

Book Chapters (peer reviewed)

  • Anstey, K.J., & Dixon, R.A. Resilience in Mid-life and Aging, in Handbook of Psychology and Aging, 9th Edition. Editors, Willis, S. & Schaie, W. in press.
  • Anstey, K.J., Ee, Kiely, K.D. (2020). Cognitive and Mental Health Expectancies, (pp. 233-247) in International Handbook of Health Expectancies, Eds Jagger, C., Crimmins, E., Saito, Y., Yokota, R, Van Oyen, H., Robine, J-M, Springer.
  • Kiely, K.M., & Anstey, K.J. (2016) The Common Cause Theory of Cognitive Ageing. In: Nancy A. Pachana (Ed). Encylopedia of Geropsychology. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.
  • Mortby, M.E. & Anstey, K.J. (2016). In N.A. Pachana (Eds.). Mental Health and Ageing. Encyclopedia of Geropsychology. Springer.
  • Anstey, K.J. (2016). Enhancing cognitive capacities over the lifespan. in Kendig, H., Piggot J.P., & McDonald, P. (eds) Population Ageing and Australia’s Future. ANU Press.
  • Kiely, K. and Anstey, K.J., (2016) Common Cause Hypothesis, Springer Encyclopedia of Geropsychology. Springer Singapore

Reports & Guidelines

  • Pond, D., Phillips, J, Day, J., McNeil, K., Evans, L., Trollor, J., Anstey, K.J., Peters, R. (2019) People with Dementia: A care guide for general practice. NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre.
  • Anstey member of Guideline Development Committee. (2019) World Health Organisation, Guidelines on Risk Reduction for Cognitive Decline and Dementia
  • Lautenschlager NL, Cox K, Hill KD, Pond D, Ellis KA, Dow B, Hosking D, Chong T, You E, Curran E, Cyarto E, Southam J, Anstey KJ. (2018) Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Australians with Mild Cognitive Impairment or Subjective Cognitive Decline. Melbourne: Dementia Collaborative Research Centres, 2018. ISBN: 978 0 7340 5416 6.
  • Brady, B., Kootar, S., Sargent-Cox, K., Anstey, K.J., (2018). Individual and community resilience. Report prepared for the ACT Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development
  • Sargent, K.A., & Anstey, K.J. (2018) Definition of Wellbeing: Literature Review. Report prepared for the ACT Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development.
  • Sargent-Cox, K., Brady, B., & Anstey, K.J., (2018) Social Connectedness. Health and Wellbeing. Report prepared for the ACT Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development.
  • Sargent-Cox, K., Anstey, K.J., (2016) Women’s health and wellbeing in the ACT. Report prepared for the ACT Office of Women.
  • Eramudugolla, R., Kiely, K.M., Price, P., Anstey, K. J., (2016). Interventions to enhance driving skills in older adults aged 65 years and above: A randomised controlled trial of efficacy. Report for the NRMA Road Safety Trust. Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing, The Australian National University.

Selected Magazine and Newspaper Invited Articles

  • Anstey, K.J. Vascular risk factors for cognitive decline. 2016, Invited contribution for AgeUK Cognitive Ageing Web resource.
  • Anstey, K.J. Dementia risk reduction through online interventions targeting lifestyle factors in middle-aged adults. 2016, Australian Psychological Society InPsych Magazine, December edition.