Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Katya Numbers

medicine-health
Centre for Healthy BrainAgeing

Dr Katya Numbers is the Study Coordinator for the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study. The Sydney Memory and Ageing Study began in 2005 to examine the clinical characteristics and prevalence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and to determine the rate of change in cognitive function over time. Since its inception, the study has included over 1,000 older adult Sydney residents making it one of the largest longitudinal studies of ageing in Australia. In addition to working as Study Coordinator for the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study, Katya is a Postdoctoral Fellow at CHeBA.

Katya has a PhD in Cognitive Science and a Master of Science in Cognitive Psychology. Her research focuses on understanding stigmas around, and perceptions of, older adults’ memory abilities. She has a keen personal interest in promoting the benefits of embodying positive views of ageing across a lifetime.  Prior to joining CHeBA, Katya worked extensively with older adults participating in the Australian Imaging Biomarkers and Lifestyle Study of Ageing (AIBL) in Melbourne, the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (Knight ADRC) in St. Louis (USA), and her own PhD research at Macquarie University.

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Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Katya Numbers
    Numbers K; Brodaty H, 2021, 'The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with dementia', Nature Reviews Neurology, vol. 17, pp. 69 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41582-020-00450-z
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Katya Numbers
    Numbers K; Lam BCP; Crawford JD; Kochan NA; Sachdev PS; Brodaty H, 2021, 'Increased reporting of subjective cognitive complaints over time predicts cognitive decline and incident dementia', International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/gps.5594
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Katya Numbers
    Lennon MJ; Lam BCP; Crawford J; Brodaty H; Kochan NA; Trollor JN; Numbers K; Draper B; Thalamuthu A; Sachdev PS, 2021, 'Does Antihypertensive Use Moderate the Effect of Blood Pressure on Cognitive Decline in Older People?', Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, vol. 76, pp. 859 - 866, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glaa232
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Katya Numbers
    Chander RJ; Mather KA; Cleary R; Grainger SA; Thalamuthu A; Numbers K; Kochan NA; Armstrong NJ; Brodaty H; Henry JD; Sachdev P, 2021, 'The influence of rs53576 polymorphism in the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene on empathy in healthy adults by subtype and ethnicity: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Reviews in the Neurosciences, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/revneuro-2021-0038
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Katya Numbers
    Truong QC; Choo C; Numbers K; Merkin AG; Brodaty H; Kochan NA; Sachdev PS; Feigin VL; Medvedev ON, 2021, 'Applying generalizability theory to examine assessments of subjective cognitive complaints: Whose reports should we rely on - Participant versus informant?', International Psychogeriatrics, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1041610221000363
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Katya Numbers
    Stevens A; Numbers K; Samtani S, 2021, 'Are lonely older adults more vulnerable to mental health issues during pandemics?', International Psychogeriatrics, vol. 33, pp. 449 - 451, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S104161022100034X
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Katya Numbers
    Numbers K; Crawford JD; Kochan NA; Draper B; Sachdev PS; Brodaty H, 2020, 'Participant and informant memory-specific cognitive complaints predict future decline and incident dementia: Findings from the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study', PLOS ONE, vol. 15, pp. e0232961 - e0232961, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0232961
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Katya Numbers
    Chander RJ; Grainger SA; Crawford JD; Mather KA; Numbers K; Cleary R; Kochan NA; Brodaty H; Henry JD; Sachdev PS, 2020, 'Development of a short-form version of the Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test for assessing theory of mind in older adults', International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol. 35, pp. 1322 - 1330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/gps.5369
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Katya Numbers
    Numbers KT; Lam BCP; Crawford JD; Kochan NA; Sachdev PS; Brodaty H, 2020, 'Patterns of change in subjective cognitive complaints are associated with cognitive decline and dementia risk: Findings from the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study', Alzheimer's & Dementia, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/alz.040685
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Katya Numbers
    Chander RJ; Numbers KT; Grainger SA; Cleary R; Das D; Mather KA; Kochan NA; Brodaty H; Henry JD; Sachdev PS, 2020, 'Social cognitive abilities in older adults with mild cognitive impairment and dementia', Alzheimer's & Dementia, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/alz.044231
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Katya Numbers
    Lam BCP; Crawford JD; Lipnicki DM; Numbers KT; Kochan NA; Draper B; Trollor JN; Brodaty H; Sachdev PS, 2020, 'The latent construct of dementia phenotype: Validation and longitudinal examination in the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study', Alzheimer's & Dementia, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/alz.040876
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Katya Numbers
    Lipnicki DM; Makkar SR; Crawford JD; Thalamuthu A; Kochan NA; Lima-Costa MF; Castro-Costa E; Ferri CP; Brayne C; Stephan B; Llibre-Rodriguez JJ; Llibre-Guerra JJ; Valhuerdi-Cepero AJ; Lipton RB; Katz MJ; Derby CA; Ritchie K; Ancelin M-L; Carrière I; Scarmeas N; Yannakoulia M; Hadjigeorgiou GM; Lam L; Chan W-C; Fung A; Guaita A; Vaccaro R; Davin A; Kim KW; Han JW; Suh SW; Riedel-Heller SG; Roehr S; Pabst A; van Boxtel M; Köhler S; Deckers K; Ganguli M; Jacobsen EP; Hughes TF; Anstey KJ; Cherbuin N; Haan MN; Aiello AE; Dang K; Kumagai S; Chen T; Narazaki K; Ng TP; Gao Q; Nyunt MSZ; Scazufca M; Brodaty H; Numbers K; Trollor JN; Meguro K; Yamaguchi S; Ishii H; Lobo A; Lopez-Anton R; Santabárbara J; Leung Y; Lo JW; Popovic G; Sachdev PS, 2019, 'Determinants of cognitive performance and decline in 20 diverse ethno-regional groups: A COSMIC collaboration cohort study', PLOS Medicine, vol. 16, pp. e1002853 - e1002853, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002853
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Katya Numbers
    Numbers KT; Barnier AJ; Harris CB; Meade ML, 2019, 'Ageing stereotypes influence the transmission of false memories in the social contagion paradigm', Memory, vol. 27, pp. 368 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2018.1511809
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Katya Numbers
    Bentvelzen AC; Crawford JD; Theobald A; Maston K; Slavin MJ; Reppermund S; Kang K; Numbers K; Brodaty H; Sachdev P; Kochan NA, 2019, 'Validation and Normative Data for the Modified Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status: The Sydney Memory and Ageing Study', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 67, pp. 2108 - 2115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16033
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Katya Numbers
    Numbers KT; Meade ML; Perga VA, 2014, 'The influences of partner accuracy and partner memory ability on social false memories', Memory and Cognition, vol. 42, pp. 1225 - 1238, http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13421-014-0443-9
  • Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Dr Katya Numbers
    Lipnicki DM; Trollor JN; Kochan NA; Numbers K; Kang K; Crawford JD; Brodaty H; Sachdev PS, 2019, 'Failure to identify particular odours predicts future dementia and mortality [Abstract O1-02-04]', in Alzheimer's & Dementia, Elsevier BV, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Vol. 15, pp. P195 - P196, 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.2019.06.4526

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