University of South Australia
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I am a first year PhD candidate at the University of South Australia's Cognitive Ageing and Impairment Neurosciences (CAIN) Laboratory, supervised by Associate Professor Hannah Keage. My research focuses on using resting state electroencephalography (EEG) and event-related potential (ERP) predictors of delirium and its sub-types. In 2018 I completed by bachelor's degree in Psychology (Honours) (Cognitive Neuroscience). My honours research focused on resting state EEG predictors of delirium severity in older adults undergoing elective cardiac procedures.
Delirium is a serious neuropsychiatric disorder experienced by 1 in 4 older hospitalised adults. Consequences of delirium are severe and include cognitive impairment, increased dementia risk and higher mortality. Delirium is theorised to be a disorder of brain disintegration, and my research aims to characterise this brain vulnerability to delirium using functional connectivity and different ERP components.