Postdoctoral Research Fellow
NeuRA: Neuroscience Research Australia
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Nikki-Anne is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) working in dementia prevention. Her PhD examined how the breakdown of mental imagery and memory systems in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) relate to the social and behavioural changes seen in this syndrome. Nikki-Anne's skills in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology align with her passion to improve the lived experience for people with dementia.
A passionate science communicator and regular speaker at science outreach events, she also enjoys participating in school mentoring programmes encouraging students to pursue science related careers.
Nikki-Anne's broad research interests include exploring sensory function and hallucinations in dementia; improving understanding of the cognitive processes which support social and everyday function; and developing programmes which harness an individual’s strengths in order to aid independence.
When not in the lab, Nikki-Anne can be found catching a show, doing improv comedy, drinking tea, or patting other people's pets around her neighbourhood.
Nikki-Anne identifies as having a disability.