Dr Amanda Hutchinson

I am a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and a clinical psychologist. My research focuses on reducing the incidence and impact of cancer. I am is particularly interested in understanding cancer-related cognitive impairment and developing ways to reduce the problems in memory, attention and executive functioning experienced by many cancer survivors.

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Dr Ashleigh Smith

I am a Research Fellow in the UniSA Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA) research group in the School of Health Sciences and a CAIN affiliate. As an early career neurophysiologist my research vision is to reduce age-related disability in older adults through applying novel sustainable and enjoyable interventions and exploring the nexus between physical activity, brain function, and cognitive health. I have a strong interdisciplinary track record spanning the fields of neurophysiology, exercise physiology, and cognitive neuroscience. I am currently investigating the role of physical activity for brain health in older adults at risk of dementia.

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Dr Bahar Moezzi

I am a postdoctoral fellow. The main focus of my research is uncovering the neural mechanisms of healthy ageing and dementia. I utilize a variety of advanced computational methods including biophysical modeling and graph theory and analyse electroencephalogram (EEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) data. My current research projects are: (1) investigating the association of functional brain connectivity and cognitive reserve and (2) categorizing young and old resting-state functional brain networks.

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Dr Ancret Szpak

I am a postdoctoral research associate responsible for developing CAIN’s eye-tracking and virtual reality research programme.  My research spans several different projects, such as: examining eye movements in people that have cognitive impairments, using virtual reality to assess the transferability of real-world skills, and investigating the cognitive aftereffects of using virtual reality for extended periods of time. I also have an interest in the application of eye-tracking in virtual reality and developing new eye-tracking analysis software for complex environments. 
 

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