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Kerryn Pike, DPsych (Clin Neuro)
Griffith University; La Trobe University
Areas of Interest:
neuropsychology, preclinical stages of Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive interventions, memory strategies, subjective cognitive decline, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, memory, cognition, amyloid imaging, aging, other dementias
Biography & Research:
Dr Kerryn Pike is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Associate Professor at Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia. She obtained her DPsych in Clinical Neuropsychology at Monash University, Melbourne, in 2008 on the topic of “Neuropsychological Characterisation of Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease”. Her doctoral work was conducted in conjunction with the Centre for PET, Austin Health, Melbourne, where she continued working, attaining the position of Senior Neuropsychology Research Officer. Dr Pike was involved in providing the neuropsychology input for numerous (neuroimaging and cognition) research projects, including a senior role within the Australian Imaging Biomarkers and Lifestyle (AIBL) Study of Ageing, and continues to collaborate with the AIBL team. Dr Pike’s postdoctoral work at La Trobe University focused on cognitive interventions including a randomised controlled trial of memory strategies for older adults at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Dr Pike has published >50 papers in the international peer reviewed literature to date. She frequently presents her work at national and international conferences, as well as giving invited talks to various research institutes, education days, and community groups. Dr Pike’s research focuses around characterising the neuropsychological profile of people at increased risk for developing dementia, examining the relationship between neuropsychology and biomarkers in this group, determining what can be done to minimise risk (cognitive interventions), and how we can implement evidence-based interventions to improve everyday cognition into clinical practice.