Dr Anne-Nicole Stewart Casey
Research Officer

Dr Anne-Nicole Stewart Casey

2016 PhD Psychiatry, Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) / Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), School of Psychiatry, UNSW Medicine, UNSW Sydney, Australia

2009 BSc PSYCH Hons, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

2007 Grad Dip PSYCH, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

1991 BA History, Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Hons, History Department, Hanover College, Indiana, USA

 

Medicine & Health
Centre for Healthy BrainAgeing

2021 - current: Research Officer, Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC), UNSW Sydney. Updating of the Assessment and Management of People with Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Handbook for NSW Health Clinicians acute care resource.

2021 - current: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney.

2021 Postdoctoral Research Associate, CHeBA. Social Health and Reserve in the Dementia patient journey (SHARED): International interview study.

2018 – 2020: Postdoctoral Research Associate, CHeBA. Social relationships as protective factors and modifiable risk factors for cognitive decline in the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study.

2017 – 18: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CHeBA. Investigating cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between self-reported social networks and cognitive function using data from the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study (MAS).

2017-18: Researcher, DCRC, UNSW Sydney. Knowledge translation for the 'Improving outcomes for a timely diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice'  and  'The supporting GPs and Practice Nurses in the timely diagnosis of dementia' projects.

2012-16: PhD Candidate, DCRC, UNSW Sydney. Thesis: The Friendship and Relationship Interactions in the Elderly Networks Description (FRIEND) Study. DCRC-funded original research using mixed social network analysis methods to explore the friendships and social relationship networks of older people living with dementia and residing in a Sydney care home.

2009-12: Research Assistant, DCRC, UNSW Sydney. Study recruitment, data collection, data analysis and knowledge translation for the Sydney Multisite Intervention of LaughterBosses and ElderClowns (SMILE) study, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded cluster randomised trial of humor therapy.

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Publications

  • Journal articles | 2019
    Jeon YH; Casey AN; Vo K; Rogers K; Poole B; Fethney J, 2019, 'Associations between clinical indicators of quality and aged-care residents' needs and consumer and staff satisfaction: the first Australian study', Australian Health Review, vol. 43, pp. 133 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH17213
    Journal articles | 2021
    Casey A-NS; Liu Z; Kochan NA; Sachdev PS; Brodaty H, 2021, 'Cross-Lagged Modeling of Cognition and Social Network Size in the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study.', J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, vol. 76, pp. 1716 - 1725, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbaa193
    Journal articles | 2021
    Burley CV; Casey AN; Chenoweth L; Brodaty H, 2021, 'Reconceptualising Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: Views of People Living With Dementia and Families/Care Partners', Frontiers in Psychiatry, vol. 12, pp. 710703, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.710703
    Journal articles | 2020
    Casey AN; Islam MM; Schütze H; Parkinson A; Yen L; Shell A; Winbolt M; Brodaty H, 2020, 'GP awareness, practice, knowledge and confidence: Evaluation of the first nation-wide dementia-focused continuing medical education program in Australia', BMC Family Practice, vol. 21, pp. 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12875-020-01178-x
    Journal articles | 2018
    Low LF; Venkatesh S; Clemson L; Merom D; Casey AN; Brodaty H, 2018, 'Feasibility of LifeFul, a relationship and reablement-focused culture change program in residential aged care', BMC Geriatrics, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12877-018-0822-3
    Journal articles | 2018
    Penninkilampi R; Casey AN; Singh MF; Brodaty H, 2018, 'The Association between Social Engagement, Loneliness, and Risk of Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis', Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, vol. 66, pp. 1619 - 1633, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/JAD-180439
    Journal articles | 2016
    Casey ANS; Low LF; Jeon YH; Brodaty H, 2016, 'Residents Perceptions of Friendship and Positive Social Networks Within a Nursing Home', Gerontologist, vol. 56, pp. 855 - 867, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnv146
    Journal articles | 2016
    Casey AN; Low LF; Jeon YH; Brodaty H, 2016, 'Residents' positive and negative relationship networks in a nursing home', Journal of Gerontological Nursing, vol. 42, pp. 9 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/00989134-20160901-06
    Journal articles | 2015
    Casey A-N; Low L-F; Jeon Y-H, 2015, '"I had friends when we were young": Social interactions of residents with moderate to severe dementia in a nursing home', INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS, vol. 27, pp. S66 - S66, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000369706400168&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2014
    Casey AN; Low LF; Goodenough B; Fletcher J; Brodaty H, 2014, 'Computer-assisted direct observation of behavioral agitation, engagement, and affect in long-term care residents', Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, vol. 15, pp. 514 - 520, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2014.03.006
    Journal articles | 2014
    Low LF; Goodenough B; Fletcher J; Xu K; Casey AN; Chenoweth L; Fleming R; Spitzer P; Bell JP; Brodaty H, 2014, 'The effects of humor therapy on nursing home residents measured using observational methods: The SMILE cluster randomized trial', Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, vol. 15, pp. 564 - 569, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2014.03.017
    Journal articles | 2014
    Chenoweth L; Low L; Brodaty H; Fleming R; Goodenough BJ; Spitzer P; Bell JP; Casey A, 2014, 'Something to SMILE about: potential benefits to staff from humour therapy with nursing home residents', Journal of Gerontological Nursing, vol. 40, pp. 47 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/00989134-20130930-01
    Journal articles | 2014
    Stewart Casey A; Low L; Brodaty H; Jeon Y, 2014, 'P3‐363: FRIENDSHIP AND SOCIAL RELATIONSHIP NETWORKS OF RESIDENTS IN A NURSING HOME ENVIRONMENT', Alzheimer's & Dementia, vol. 10, pp. P763 - P763, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2014.05.1457
    Journal articles | 2013
    Low L; Brodaty H; Goodenough BJ; Spitzer P; Bell JP; Fleming R; Casey A; Liu Z; Chenoweth L, 2013, 'The Sydney Multisite Intervention of LaughterBosses and ElderClowns (SMILE) study: cluster randomised trial of humour therapy in nursing homes', BMJ Open, vol. 3, pp. e002072, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002072
    Journal articles | 2012
    Goodenough BJ; Low L; Chenoweth L; Fleming R; Spitzer P; Bell JP; Brodaty H; Casey A, 2012, 'Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of humor therapy in residential care: the Sydney Multisite Intervention of LaughterBosses and ElderClowns (SMILE)', International Psychogeriatrics, vol. 24, pp. 2037 - 2044, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1041610212000683
    Journal articles | 2011
    Low L-F; Brodaty H; Casey A; Goodenough B; Spitzer P; Bell J; Chenoweth L; Fleming R, 2011, 'Sydney Multisite Intervention of LaughterBosses and ElderClowns (SMILE): Results from a clustered randomised controlled trial', INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS, vol. 23, pp. S365 - S366, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000300101100489&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
  • Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Casey A-NS; Kochan NA; Sachdev P; Brodaty H, 2019, 'Shrinking and growing social networks in the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study [Abstract]', in Innovation in Aging, Oxford University Press (OUP), Austin, TX, USA, Vol. 3, pp. S41 - S42, presented at SA 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting, Austin, TX, USA, 13 November 2019 - 17 November 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igz038.161
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Casey A-NS; Liu Z; Kochan NA; Sachdev PS; Brodaty H, 2019, 'Cross-lagged modelling of global cognition and core social network size in the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study [Poster Abstract P4-656]', in Alzheimer's & Dementia, Elsevier BV, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Vol. 15, pp. P1582 - P1582, presented at Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 14 July 2019 - 16 July 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2019.09.022
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Casey A-N; Kochan NA; Sachdev PS; Brodaty H, 2018, 'Number of face-to-face contacts predicts variance in cognitive function in healthy older adults [Poster Abstract P4-383]', in Alzheimer's & Dementia, Elsevier BV, Chicago, USA, Vol. 14, pp. P1621 - P1621, presented at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2018, Chicago, USA, 22 July 2018 - 26 July 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2018.07.208
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Low L; Venkatash S; Clemson L; Merom D; Casey A; Brodaty H, 2017, '[P4–304]: LIFEFUL: A RESTORATIVE CARE PROGRAM FOR RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE—A PILOT STUDY', in Alzheimer's & Dementia, Wiley, Vol. 13, pp. P1406 - P1407, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2017.06.2174
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Casey A-N; Low L-F; Jeon Y-H; Brodaty H, 2015, 'Association between attachment style and size of peer social networks of nursing home residents with dementia', in INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, Vol. 27, pp. S105 - S106, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000369706400226&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2021
    Casey A-NS; Liu Z; Kochan NA; Sachdev PS; Brodaty H, 2021, 'Cross-Lagged Modeling of Cognition and Social Network Size in the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study.', J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, vol. 76, pp. 1716 - 1725, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbaa193
    Journal articles | 2021
    Burley CV; Casey AN; Chenoweth L; Brodaty H, 2021, 'Reconceptualising Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: Views of People Living With Dementia and Families/Care Partners', Frontiers in Psychiatry, vol. 12, pp. 710703, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.710703
    Journal articles | 2020
    Casey AN; Islam MM; Schütze H; Parkinson A; Yen L; Shell A; Winbolt M; Brodaty H, 2020, 'GP awareness, practice, knowledge and confidence: Evaluation of the first nation-wide dementia-focused continuing medical education program in Australia', BMC Family Practice, vol. 21, pp. 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12875-020-01178-x
    Journal articles | 2019
    Jeon YH; Casey AN; Vo K; Rogers K; Poole B; Fethney J, 2019, 'Associations between clinical indicators of quality and aged-care residents' needs and consumer and staff satisfaction: the first Australian study', Australian Health Review, vol. 43, pp. 133 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH17213
    Journal articles | 2018
    Low LF; Venkatesh S; Clemson L; Merom D; Casey AN; Brodaty H, 2018, 'Feasibility of LifeFul, a relationship and reablement-focused culture change program in residential aged care', BMC Geriatrics, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12877-018-0822-3
    Journal articles | 2018
    Penninkilampi R; Casey AN; Singh MF; Brodaty H, 2018, 'The Association between Social Engagement, Loneliness, and Risk of Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis', Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, vol. 66, pp. 1619 - 1633, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/JAD-180439
    Journal articles | 2016
    Casey ANS; Low LF; Jeon YH; Brodaty H, 2016, 'Residents Perceptions of Friendship and Positive Social Networks Within a Nursing Home', Gerontologist, vol. 56, pp. 855 - 867, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnv146
    Journal articles | 2016
    Casey AN; Low LF; Jeon YH; Brodaty H, 2016, 'Residents' positive and negative relationship networks in a nursing home', Journal of Gerontological Nursing, vol. 42, pp. 9 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/00989134-20160901-06
    Journal articles | 2015
    Casey A-N; Low L-F; Jeon Y-H, 2015, '"I had friends when we were young": Social interactions of residents with moderate to severe dementia in a nursing home', INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS, vol. 27, pp. S66 - S66, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000369706400168&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2014
    Casey AN; Low LF; Goodenough B; Fletcher J; Brodaty H, 2014, 'Computer-assisted direct observation of behavioral agitation, engagement, and affect in long-term care residents', Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, vol. 15, pp. 514 - 520, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2014.03.006
    Journal articles | 2014
    Low LF; Goodenough B; Fletcher J; Xu K; Casey AN; Chenoweth L; Fleming R; Spitzer P; Bell JP; Brodaty H, 2014, 'The effects of humor therapy on nursing home residents measured using observational methods: The SMILE cluster randomized trial', Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, vol. 15, pp. 564 - 569, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2014.03.017
    Journal articles | 2014
    Chenoweth L; Low L; Brodaty H; Fleming R; Goodenough BJ; Spitzer P; Bell JP; Casey A, 2014, 'Something to SMILE about: potential benefits to staff from humour therapy with nursing home residents', Journal of Gerontological Nursing, vol. 40, pp. 47 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/00989134-20130930-01
    Journal articles | 2014
    Stewart Casey A; Low L; Brodaty H; Jeon Y, 2014, 'P3‐363: FRIENDSHIP AND SOCIAL RELATIONSHIP NETWORKS OF RESIDENTS IN A NURSING HOME ENVIRONMENT', Alzheimer's & Dementia, vol. 10, pp. P763 - P763, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2014.05.1457
    Journal articles | 2013
    Low L; Brodaty H; Goodenough BJ; Spitzer P; Bell JP; Fleming R; Casey A; Liu Z; Chenoweth L, 2013, 'The Sydney Multisite Intervention of LaughterBosses and ElderClowns (SMILE) study: cluster randomised trial of humour therapy in nursing homes', BMJ Open, vol. 3, pp. e002072, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002072
    Journal articles | 2012
    Goodenough BJ; Low L; Chenoweth L; Fleming R; Spitzer P; Bell JP; Brodaty H; Casey A, 2012, 'Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of humor therapy in residential care: the Sydney Multisite Intervention of LaughterBosses and ElderClowns (SMILE)', International Psychogeriatrics, vol. 24, pp. 2037 - 2044, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1041610212000683
    Journal articles | 2011
    Low L-F; Brodaty H; Casey A; Goodenough B; Spitzer P; Bell J; Chenoweth L; Fleming R, 2011, 'Sydney Multisite Intervention of LaughterBosses and ElderClowns (SMILE): Results from a clustered randomised controlled trial', INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS, vol. 23, pp. S365 - S366, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000300101100489&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Awards

2012-15 Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) PhD Scholarship, 3-year scholarship

Grants

2018 UNSW School of Psychiatry travel grant, 2018 Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting, conference presentation, Boston, USA

2018 Kwan Fung and Yuet Ying Fung Healthy Brain Ageing Research Award Fund: Travel Grant, 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) and 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) Conference presentations, Chicago, USA

2015 Postgraduate Research Support Scheme Travel Grant, International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) conference presentations, Berlin, Germany

2015 DCRC Knowledge Translation Travel Grant, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) Conference presentation, Perth, Australia

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