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Researcher: Saunders, N (Dr Nichole Saunders)

Fields of Research

Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Aged Health Care
Dentistry
Exercise Physiology
Quantitative Genetics (incl. Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics)

Research Objectives

Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing
Health
Health Related to Ageing
Nervous System and Disorders
Behaviour and Health
Health and Support Services
Diagnostic Methods
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A longitudinal examination of attention, working memory, and executive function deficits in subtypes of Mild Cognitive Impairment
Alzheimer's researchers examine early memory loss
Alzheimer's researchers examine early memory loss
APOE and BDNF Val66Met polymorphisms combine to influence episodic memory function in older adults; Behavioural Brain Research
Attention and working memory of deficits in mild cognitive impairment; Neuropsychology, Development and Cognition. Section A: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Comprehensive neuropsychological assessment can differentiate between adults with MCT who develop Alzheimer's Dementia from those who recover; Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2011
Deficits to attention and working memory in MCI and Alzheimer's dementia; 13th Annual Conference of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
Deficits to attention and working memory in subtypes of MCI; College of Clinical Neuropsychologists 14th Annual Conference
Dementia study subjects wanted
Diagnosing mild cognitive impairment as a precursor to dementia: fact or fallacy?; Australian Psychologist
Does the Cambridge Automated Neuropsychological Test Battery (CANTAB) distinguish between cognitive domains in healthy older adults?; Assessment
Examining the potential mediating influence of the apolipoprotein E4 allele on late life education improvement in cognitive function: The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project (THBP); 2015 IPA International Congress
How stable is the Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) classification?; 16th Annual Conference of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
Increasing cognitive reserve in older adults attending university enhances language capacity, but not executive function, episodic memory, or working memory: The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Projec; IPA International Congress –Balancing Cure with Care: Advances in Late Life Mental Health
Increasing cognitive reserve in older adults attending university enhances language capacity, but not executive function, episodic memory, or working memory: The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project; 2015 IPA International Congress
Longitudinal Deficits to Attention, Executive, and Working Memory in Subtypes of Mild Cognitive Impairment; Neuropsychology
Longitudinal trajectory of attention and working memory deficits in mild cognitive impairment; Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences
Memory study to aid with research
Modeling cognitive reserve in healthy middle-aged and older adults: the Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project; International Psychogeriatrics
Neuropsychological measures predict decline to Alzheimer's dementia from mild cognitive impairment; Neuropsychology
Relationship between education and age-related cognitive decline: a review of recent research; Psychogeriatrics : the official journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
Sending Your Grandparents to University Increases Cognitive Reserve: The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project; Neuropsychology
Stability of amnestic mild cognitive impairment: Cantab paired associate learning as a predictor of a consistent diagnosis; Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2015
The BDNF Val66Met polymorphism moderates the effect of cognitive reserve on 36-month cognitive change in healthy older adults; Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
The BDNF Val66Met polymorphism moderates the relationship between cognitive reserve and executive function; Translational Psychiatry
The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project (THBP): a prospective longitudinal examination of the effect of university-level education in older adults in preventing age-related cognitive decline and reducing the risk of dementia; International Psychogeriatric
The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project: does late-life education prevent age-related decline and dementia?; Alzheimer's Australia National Conference. The Tiles of Life
Validation of a Dynamic Measure of Current Cognitive Reserve in a Longitudinally Assessed Sample of Healthy Older Adults: The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project; Assessment
Variations in the APOE allele or BDNF Val66Met polymorphism are not associated with changes in cognitive function following a tertiary education intervention in older adults: The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project; Neurobiology of Aging
What is a normal change in memory? N=1 classification of clinically relevant cognitive decline; AAIC 2015, Alzheimer's Association International Conference

Research Projects

Alzheimer's Association International Conference, USA 18-23 July 2015; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision