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