Dr Anne-Nicole Casey
Postdoctoral Research Associate; Research Officer
Place of work / study:
Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney; and Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC), UNSW Sydney
Area of Research:
Acute care for people experiencing changed behaviour and psychological symptoms associated with dementia; lived experiences of changed behaviour and psychological symptoms associated with dementia; associations between social networks, cognition, and dementia risk; friendships and social networks of people living with dementia in residential aged care; dementia care; aged care
How is your work funded?
I have worked on projects funded by sources including: the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia, New South Wales (NSW) Health, the Thomas Foundation through the Centre for Health Brain Ageing (CHeBA), the Dementia Centres for Research Collaboration (DCRC), and UNSW Sydney.
Tell us a little about yourself:
Five years postdoc, but have worked in dementia research going on twelve years now.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
My favourite book at the moment is “Factfulness” by Hans Rosling . Mightn’t sound fun, but a fact nonetheless. Can also recommend “Zoobiquity” by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz & Kathryn Bowers , “Complications” by Atul Gawande , and “The Yipping Tiger” by Perminder Sachdev .
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
Family and friends lived with dementia.
What single piece of advice would you give to an early career researcher?