Exploring the needs, attitudes, barriers and enablers in the general population, in people at increased risk of dementia and in health care professionals (other than General Practitions to take up, adhere and promote dementia risk reduction behaviour

Research Opportunity
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Nicola Lautenschlager nicolatl@unimelb.edu.au 8387 2326 Personal web page

Project Details


The Maintain Your Brain (MYB) is a large NHMRC funded Dementia Research Team Grant led by Professor Henry Brodaty at the University of NSW.  Professor Nicola Lautenschlager at the University of Melbourne will supervise the successful applicant.  MYB is a large internet-based multi-domain intervention study with dementia-free participants living in NSW. The intervention lasts for 4 years and the aim is dementia risk reduction.

The PhD is part of the Knowledge Transfer Hub (KTH) attached to MYB and based at the University of Melbourne.  The aim of the KTH is to develop evidence on how current knowledge about dementia risk reduction strategies is best communicated to general practitioners, other health care providers, the general public and people at increased risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia.

The PhD fellowship offers a unique opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary environment as part of a large multi-institutional study and to contribute crucial new knowledge how to best transfer knowledge on dementia risk reduction strategies from research environments into the Australian community.  The successful candidate has also the option to collaborate with the PhD candidate also attached to MYB, who has already commenced in the Department of General Practice, UOM.

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Research Opportunities

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

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Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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