Maintain Your Brain is conducted by a team of respected researchers from highest-rank Australian universities including University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, Monash University, University of Western Sydney, University of Melbourne, and Australian National University. The Sax institute via the 45 and Up Study is also part of this study.
PROFESSOR HENRY BRODATY, AO, MB BS, MD, DSc, FRACP, FRANZCP, (principal investigator)
Professor Brodaty is Scientia Professor of Ageing and Mental Health, University of New South Wales (UNSW); Consultant, Aged Care Psychiatry and Head of the Memory Disorders Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital. He is the Director of the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre (Assessment and Better Care) and Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW. He is dedicated to finding ways to prevent cognitive decline and dementia.
pROFESSOR PERMINDER SACHDEV, AM, MD, PhD, FRANZCP
Perminder Sachdev AM MBBS MD FRANZCP PhD FAAHMS is Scientia Professor of Neuropsychiatry & Co-Director, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney, and Clinical Director, Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI), POWH, Sydney, Australia. In 2011 he was appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to medical research.
PROFESSOR MARIA A. FIATARONE SINGH, MD, FRACP
Maria A. Fiatarone Singh is the John Sutton Chair of Exercise and Sport Science and Professor, Sydney Medical School, at the University of Sydney. She is a geriatrician whose research, clinical, and teaching career has focused on the integration of medicine, exercise physiology, and nutrition as a means to improve health status and quality of life across the lifespan.
PROFESSOR MICHAEL VALENZUELA
Professor Valenzuela established and leads the Regenerative Neuroscience Group (RNG) at the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney. His research is focused on understanding the competing forces of neuroplasticity and degeneration in the ageing brain, and harnessing this knowledge to prevent and treat dementia.
PROFESSOR GAVIN ANDREWS, AO, MD, FRCPsych, FRANZCP
Professor Andrews is Professor of Psychiatry at University of New South Wales (UNSW) at St Vincent’s Hospital. He is the Director of the UNSW School of Psychiatry at St Vincent’s Hospital where he heads the Anxiety and Depression Clinic, and the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression.
PROFESSOR KAARIN ANSTEY
Professor Anstey is Director of the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing at the Australian National University. Her research interests include prevention of cognitive decline and dementia, mental health, strategies to optimize ageing well, data synthesis, driving safety, and longitudinal research.
PROFESSOR LOUISA JORM
Professor Jorm is the Foundation Director of the Centre for Big Data Research in Health at University of New South Wales. She is an Australian leader in policy-relevant research using linked administrative health data, including hospital inpatient, mortality and Medicare data.
PROFESSOR Nicola Lautenschlager
Professor Lautenschlager is a Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, and is the Director of Research for the North Western Mental Health, Aged Persons Mental Health Program at Melbourne Health. Her current research focus is diagnosis of cognitive impairment and intervention trials for older adults to improve mental health outcomes.
PROFESSOR Anthony MaedeR, MSC, PHD
Professor Maeder joined Flinders University in April 2016 as Chair in Digital Health Systems from Western Sydney University, where he founded the Telehealth Research and Innovation Laboratory (THRIL) in 2010. He was previously appointed as Research Director of the CSIRO Australian eHealth Research Centre in Brisbane, from 2004 to 2008.
PROFESSOR John McNeil, MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRACP, FAFPHM
Professor McNeil has been the head of the Monash University Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine based at the Alfred Hospital in Prahran since 1986. His research background is in epidemiology and clinical pharmacology. He is Co-chief investigator (with professor Richard Grim in Minneapolis) of the ASPREE study.
Maintain Your Brain Research Team
In addition to the lead investigators, the Maintain Your Brain Research Team includes the following members:
university of new south wales
Dr. Megan Heffernan, PhD
Professor Helen Lapsley
Tiffany Chau, B. Psych. (Hons)
Manish Kumar, M. Sc
Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association
Nan Bosler, OAM
Professor Lynne Cobiac, PhD
WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
Dr. Anupama Ginige, PhD
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Professor Andrew Hayen, PhD
Professor Sally Redman, PhD
the university of sydney
Dr. Fiona O'Leary, PhD
Dr. Yorgi Mavros, PhD, ESSAM AEP
Yian Dam-Noble, B. Sc. (Hons), APD, AN
Black Dog Institute
Professor Helen Christensen, PhD, FASSA
The University of Western Australia
Associate Professor Kay Cox, BEd MPE, PhD
The University of Melbourne
Professor Jane Gunn, PhD, DipObst, MBBS
Professor Miia Kivipelto, MD, PhD
St Vincent's Hospital
Dr. Megan Hobbs, PhD