Anxiety and neurodegeneration in preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Cassandra Szoeke 83441835 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Stephen Campbell Personal web page

Project Details

Anxiety has been shown to have a negative impact on cognitive function, with a strong link between a decline in cognitive performance in later life and increased anxiety levels. Research has demonstrated that increased anxiety was a significant predictor of cognitive decline. However the causal nature of the relationship between anxiety and cognitive decline has not yet been established, with some suggestions that anxiety and depression are instead a reaction to the onset of cognitive decline, although it’s likely a bidirectional relationship. In this project, you will examine the relationship between anxiety and neurodegeneration in preclinical Alzheimer's disease in women in later-life.

The project will provide a unique opportunity to work on an Australian dataset with midlife and late-life data collected (data over 20 years), and will suit a candidate with interest in cognition and ageing. There is also opportunity for publication.

School Research Themes

Ageing, Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Women's Health

Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.


Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Healthy Ageing Program

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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