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Researcher: Ward, D (Mr David Ward)

Fields of Research

Behavioural neuroscience
Health promotion
Cell development, proliferation and death
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Cellular nervous system
Continuing and community education
Medical genetics (excl. cancer genetics)
Mental health services
Preventative health care

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Other health
Health education and promotion
Health related to ageing
Preventive medicine
Behaviour and health
Health status (incl. wellbeing)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Age is no barrier: predictors of academic success in older learners; npj Science of Learning
APOE and BDNF Val66Met polymorphisms combine to influence episodic memory function in older adults; Behavioural Brain Research
Association between the serotonin transporter gene polymorphism and verbal learning in older adults is moderated by gender; Translational Psychiatry
Associations of later-life education, the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and cognitive change in older adults; The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease
Making neuroscience important and relevant: Online learning in an innovative Bachelor of Dementia Care program; Second International Conference, eLEOT 2015
Modeling cognitive reserve in healthy middle-aged and older adults: the Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project; International Psychogeriatrics
Sending Your Grandparents to University Increases Cognitive Reserve: The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project; Neuropsychology
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
Validation of a dynamic measure of current cognitive reserve in a longitudinally assessed sample of healthy older adults: The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project; Assessment

Research Projects

Assessing Alzheimers disease risk online What is the relationship between risk factors and objective and subjective memory performance; Dementia Collaborative Research Centre (DCRC)

Research Candidate Supervision