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The Australian National University

Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs

BA, PostGrad Dip (Psych), PhD (Clinical Neuropsychology)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
ANU College of Health and Medicine
T: +61 2 61259705

Areas of expertise

  • Developmental Psychology And Ageing 170102
  • Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) 170101
  • Personality, Abilities And Assessment 170109
  • Computer Perception, Memory And Attention 170201
  • Geriatrics And Gerontology 110308

Research interests

I am an NHMRC research fellow and a clinical neuropsychologist with an interest in cognitive ageing. Research interests to date have broadly focused on two areas: The early detection of age-related cognitive decline - including neuropsychological, neuropsychiatric, olfactory, and neuropathological changes associated with risk of dementia. The second area concerns the development of interventions for the primary and secondary prevention of dementia - including health promotion interventions to minimise dementia risk factors for primary prevention, and cognition-focused interventions for secondary prevention (i.e., among those who have already developed some symptoms of cognitive decline and are therefore at a higher risk of dementia). In relation to cognition-focused interventions, I am interested in better understanding the active components of such interventions, as well as the personal characteristics that predict response to interventions - particularly the contribution of emotional and motivational factors. 

Publications

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