Dr Anne-Nicole Casey
Research Assistant

Dr Anne-Nicole 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 Brain Ageing

2022 - current: Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney. Qualitative analysis for the NHMRC-funded Maintain Your Brain (MYB) study, a randomised controlled trial of multiple online interventions designed to target modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's diseases and dementia

2021 - current: Postdoctoral Research Associate, CHeBA. Commonwealth Department of Health commissioned update of the Behaviour Management, A Guide to Good Practice: Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD Guide); qualitative analysis for the 'Social skills intervention for mild cognitive impairment and dementia: Co-design and pilot study' project

2021 - 2022: Research Officer, Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC), UNSW Sydney. NSW Health commissioned update of the Assessment and Management of People with Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Handbook for NSW Health Clinicians acute care resource; qualitative exploration of the lived experiences of people living with dementia and their carers in the Behaviours and Psychological Symptoms associated with Dementia (BPSD) project.

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

Meet Our Researcher
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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

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

2021 Dementia Researcher: A network for early career researchers, Methods Matter podcast "Social Network Analysis" https://soundcloud.com/dementia-researcher/methods-matter-social-network-analysis

2021 Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN), webinar "Your Wellbeing: Social and Emotional Strategies" https://opan.org.au/videos/your-wellbeing-social-and-emotional-strategies

2020 Stitch online 50+ community, "CHeBA Lecture Series: Social networks and healthy brain ageing" https://stitch.net/blog/2020/09/centre-for-healthy-brain-ageing/

2020 Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), Blog: The Brain Dialogues - Meet Our Researcher Series, https://cheba.unsw.edu.au/blog/dr-anne-nicole-casey-meet-our-researcher-series