Dr Yvonne Leung

Dr Yvonne Leung

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD, The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Western Sydney University

MA, University of Sheffield, UK

BA(Hons), The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Western Sydney University

BA, University of Queensland

Science
School of Psychology

Dr Yvonne Leung is a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Psychology, UNSW. She has a background in cognitive psychology and her research focuses on cognitive ageing and dementia. She was formerly the coordinator of the International Centenarian Consortium-Dementia. She is experienced in harmonising internationally sourced data and examining factors associated with dementia and cognitive impairment in ethno-regionally diverse populations. Her current work (funded by CEPAR) involves examining gender differences in cognitive ageing, cognitive reserve, and expectations regarding ageing.

Phone
+61 2 93850140
Location
Level 1, Biological Science (E26)
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Chee ZJ; Leung Y; de Vries M, 2024, 'Replication of the music preference (MUSIC) model and evaluation of its association with personality and autistic traits', Musicae Scientiae, 28, pp. 76 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10298649231167488
    Journal articles | 2023
    Anstey KJ; Eramudugolla R; Zheng L; Brady B; Kootar S; Wilson N; Mortby ME; Chidiac B; Cherbuin N; Leung Y; Andel R; Huque H, 2023, 'The effect of baseline and longitudinal cognitive reserve on memory ageing in middle and older age adults over a 12‐year period', Alzheimer's & Dementia, 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/alz.074560
    Journal articles | 2023
    Chee ZJ; Leung Y; de Vries M, 2023, 'Musical Sophistication and Its Relationship With Executive Functions, Autistic Traits, and Quality of Life', PSYCHOMUSICOLOGY, 32, pp. 87 - 97, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pmu0000294
    Journal articles | 2023
    Dean RT; Dobrowohl F; Leung Y, 2023, 'Flexibility Conceiving Relationships between Timbres Revealed by Network Analysis', Organised Sound, 28, pp. 407 - 420, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1355771823000250
    Journal articles | 2023
    Leung Y; Barzilai N; Batko-Szwaczka A; Beker N; Boerner K; Brayne C; Brodaty H; Cheung KSL; Corrada MM; Crawford JD; Galbussera AA; Gondo Y; Holstege H; Hulsman M; Ishioka YL; Jopp D; Kawas CH; Kaye J; Kochan NA; Lau BHP; Lipnicki DM; Lo JW; Lucca U; Makkar SR; Marcon G; Martin P; Meguro K; Milman S; Poon LW; Recchia A; Ribeiro O; Riva E; Rott C; Sikkes SAM; Skoog I; Stephan B; Szewieczek J; Teixeira L; Tettamanti M; Wilczyński K; Sachdev P, 2023, 'Cognition, function, and prevalent dementia in centenarians and near-centenarians: An individual participant data (IPD) meta-analysis of 18 studies', Alzheimer's and Dementia, 19, pp. 2265 - 2275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/alz.12828
    Journal articles | 2022
    Cheng A; Leung Y; Brodaty H, 2022, 'A systematic review of the associations, mediators and moderators of life satisfaction, positive affect and happiness in near-centenarians and centenarians', Aging and Mental Health, 26, pp. 651 - 666, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2021.1891197
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cheng A; Leung Y; Crawford J; Harrison F; Sachdev P; Brodaty H, 2020, '339 - A psychological profile of near-centenarians and centenarians with and without dementia from the Sydney Centenarian Study', International Psychogeriatrics, 32, pp. 99 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s1041610220002392
    Journal articles | 2020
    Makkar SR; Lipnicki DM; Crawford JD; Kochan NA; Castro-Costa E; Lima-Costa MF; Diniz BS; Brayne C; Stephan B; Matthews F; Llibre-Rodriguez JJ; Llibre-Guerra JJ; Valhuerdi-Cepero AJ; Lipton RB; Katz MJ; CuilingWang ; Ritchie K; Carles S; Carriere I; Scarmeas N; Yannakoulia M; Kosmidis M; Lam L; Chan WC; Fung A; Guaita A; Vaccaro R; Davin A; Kim KW; Han JW; Suh SW; Riedel-Heller SG; Roehr S; Pabst A; Ganguli M; Hughes TF; Snitz B; Anstey KJ; Cherbuin N; Easteal S; Haan MN; Aiello AE; Dang K; Ng TP; Gao Q; Nyunt MSZ; Brodaty H; Trollor JN; Leung Y; Lo JW; Sachdev P, 2020, 'APOE ε4 and the influence of sex, age, vascular risk factors, and ethnicity on cognitive decline', Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 75, pp. 1863 - 1873, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glaa116
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Education and the moderating roles of age, sex, ethnicity and apolipoprotein epsilon 4 on the risk of cognitive impairment', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2020.104112
    Journal articles | 2019
    Cheng A; Leung Y; Crawford JD; Harrison F; Sachdev P; Brodaty H, 2019, 'The psychological health of 207 near-centenarians (95–99) and centenarians from the Sydney Centenarian Study', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 53, pp. 976 - 988, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867419848831
    Journal articles | 2019
    Cheng A; Leung Y; Harrison F; Brodaty H, 2019, 'The prevalence and predictors of anxiety and depression in near-centenarians and centenarians: A systematic review', International Psychogeriatrics, 31, pp. 1539 - 1558, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1041610219000802
    Journal articles | 2019
    Davis CW; Jackson KJL; McElroy AK; Halfmann P; Huang J; Chennareddy C; Piper AE; Leung Y; Albariño CG; Crozier I; Ellebedy AH; Sidney J; Sette A; Yu T; Nielsen SCA; Goff AJ; Spiropoulou CF; Saphire EO; Cavet G; Kawaoka Y; Mehta AK; Glass PJ; Boyd SD; Ahmed R, 2019, 'Longitudinal Analysis of the Human B Cell Response to Ebola Virus Infection', Cell, 177, pp. 1566 - 1582.e17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2019.04.036
    Journal articles | 2019
    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, 16, pp. e1002853 - e1002853, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002853
    Journal articles | 2018
    Leung Y; Dean RT, 2018, 'Learning a Well-Formed Microtonal Scale: Pitch Intervals and Event Frequencies', Journal of New Music Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01664
    Journal articles | 2018
    Leung Y; Dean RT, 2018, 'Learning a well-formed microtonal scale: Pitch intervals and event frequencies', Journal of New Music Research, 47, pp. 206 - 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09298215.2018.1432060
    Journal articles | 2018
    Leung Y; Dean RT, 2018, 'Learning unfamiliar pitch intervals: A novel paradigm for demonstrating the learning of statistical associations between musical pitches', PLoS ONE, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0203026
    Journal articles | 2018
    Leung Y; Dean RT, 2018, 'The difficulty of learning microtonal tunings rapidly: The influence of pitch intervals and structural familiarity.', Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pmu0000207
    Journal articles | 2017
    Loui P; Patterson S; Sachs ME; Leung Y; Zeng T; Przysinda E, 2017, 'White Matter Correlates of Musical Anhedonia: Implications for Evolution of Music', Frontiers in Psychology, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01664
    Journal articles | 2016
    Leung Y; Houben CH; Lacambra M; Teoh A; Tam YH; Chiu P, 2016, 'Endoscopic submucosal dissection of pancreatic heterotopia in children', ENDOSCOPY, 48, pp. E367 - E368, http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0042-119266
    Journal articles | 2016
    Olsen KN; Dean RT; Leung Y, 2016, 'What constitutes a phrase in sound-based music? A mixed-methods investigation of perception and acoustics', PLoS ONE, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0167643
    Journal articles | 2016
    Stevens CJ; Pinchbeck B; Lewis T; Luerssen M; Pfitzner D; Powers DMW; Abrahamyan A; Leung Y; Gibert G, 2016, 'Mimicry and expressiveness of an ECA in human-agent interaction: familiarity breeds content!', Comput Cogn Sci, 2, pp. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40469-016-0008-2
    Journal articles | 2015
    Cavedon L; Kroos C; Herath D; Burnham D; Bishop L; Leung Y; Stevens CJ, 2015, '"C'Mon dude!": Users adapt their behaviour to a robotic agent with an attention model', International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 80, pp. 14 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2015.02.012
    Journal articles | 2015
    Gibert G; Olsen KN; Leung Y; Stevens CJ, 2015, 'Transforming an embodied conversational agent into an efficient talking head: from keyframe-based animation to multimodal concatenation synthesis.', Comput Cogn Sci, 1, pp. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40469-015-0007-8
    Journal articles | 2013
    Gibert G; Leung Y; Stevens CJ, 2013, 'Control of speech-related facial movements of an avatar from video', Speech Communication, 55, pp. 135 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.specom.2012.07.001
    Journal articles | 2013
    Stevens CJ; Gibert G; Leung Y; Zhang Z, 2013, 'Evaluating a synthetic talking head using a dual task: Modality effects on speech understanding and cognitive load', International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 71, pp. 440 - 454, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2012.12.003
    Journal articles | 2004
    Chan NPH; Wong WS; Ng MLH; Tsang KS; Lau TT; Leung Y; Chik KW; Shing MMK; Li CK, 2004, 'Childhood acute myeloid leukemia with CBF beta-MYH11 rearrangement: Study of incidence, morphology, cytogenetics, and clinical outcomes of Chinese in Hong Kong', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY, 76, pp. 300 - 303, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajh.20081
    Journal articles | 2002
    Lam NYL; Raine TH; Ng MHL; Leung Y; Cocks RA, 2002, 'Effect of stress hormones on the expression of fibrinogen-binding receptors in platelets', RESUSCITATION, 55, pp. 277 - 283, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0300-9572(02)00213-7
    Journal articles | 2001
    Tsang KS; Li CK; Chik KW; Shing MMK; Tsoi WC; Ng MHL; Lau TT; Leung Y; Yuen PMP, 2001, 'TEL/AML1 rearrangement and the prognostic significance in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Hong Kong', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY, 68, pp. 91 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajh.1159
  • Conference Abstracts | 2022
    Rajasekar N; Price JM; Chen PL; Leung Y; Koran L, 2022, 'Language Attrition of Older Multilinguals under a Pandemic Situation in Malaysia', in Language Attrition of Older Multilinguals under a Pandemic Situation in Malaysia, Malaysia, Vol. 18, presented at The National Conference on Ageing, Malaysia, https://medic.upm.edu.my/our_journal/volume_18_2022/mjmhs_vol18_supp_20_december_2022-70524
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Cheng A; Leung Y; Crawford J; Harrison F; Sachdev P; Brodaty H, 2020, 'A psychological profile of near-centenarians and centenarians with and without dementia from the Sydney Centenarian Study', in INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, pp. 99 - 99, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000575131200078&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Leung Y; Crawford JD; Kochan NA; Brodaty H; Sachdev P, 2018, 'Dementia and exceptional longevity: A study of cognitive and functional impairment in centenarians and near-centenarians from 17 population-based studies [Abstract]', in NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) Australian Dementia Forum Abstracts, NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) Australian Dementia Forum Abstracts, pp. 76 - 76, presented at Australian Dementia Forum 2018, NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) Australian Dementia Forum Abstracts, 03 June 2018 - 05 June 2018
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Leung Y; Crawford JD; Kochan NA; Brodaty H; Sachdev PS, 2018, '100 years and beyond: investigating the prevalence of dementia in centenarians and near-centenarians from 17 population-based studies [Abstract O1-05-05]', in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, Elsevier, Chicago, USA, Vol. 14, pp. 228 - 228, 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.2018.06.2358
    Conference Papers | 2011
    South SF; Leung Y; Mallion R; Hegarty J, 2011, 'THE POWER OF LEAN PLUS AUTOMATION TO INCREASE OPERATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY AND SAFETY IN PRETRANSFUSION TESTING', in VOX SANGUINIS, WILEY-BLACKWELL, pp. 48 - 48, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000296362800130&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Stevens CJ; Gibert G; Leung Y; Zhang Z, 2011, 'A flexible dual task paradigm for evaluating an embodied conversational agent: Modality effects and reaction time as an index of cognitive load', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 331 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-23974-8_36

Kwan Fung and Yuet Ying Fung Healthy Brain Ageing Research Award Fund (2018)

Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) Travel Award, Chicago, USA (2018)

The MARCS Institute Postgraduate Research Award and University Top-Up (2013-2016)

Western Sydney University Outstanding Academic Achievement (2009)

Leading CEPAR-funded projects on cognitive ageing, expectations regarding ageing, and ageism. 

My Research Supervision

Honours/ILP BSc (Medicine)