Noticeboard: Head of new NeuRA, UNSW collaboration on ageing announced

Also in this wrap: Lyndoch makes executive appointment to lead investment in people.

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  • Head of new NeuRA, UNSW collaboration on ageing announced
  • Lyndoch makes executive appointment to lead investment in people

Head of new NeuRA, UNSW collaboration on ageing announced

A new alliance has been formed between Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and University of New South Wales (UNSW), with Professor Kaarin Anstey announced to lead a multi-disciplinary team addressing research on ageing and dementia.

Professor Kaarin Anstey

As part of the new joint appointment, Professor Anstey will take up a chair in the School of Psychology in the Faculty of Science at UNSW and a position of NHMRC principal research fellow at NeuRA.

Professor Anstey will be based at NeuRA in Sydney’s east when she commences in the new position in January 2018 and her research will focus on vital community lifestyle solutions around dementia in the Australian community.

Professor Anstey has been the director of the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health & Wellbeing at Australian National University since 2012. In June 2016, ANU announced she would lead its new Centre of Research Excellence in Cognitive Health (read that story here).

The NeuRA and UNSW alliance aims to better align research capacities between the two institutions to address key societal problems in neuroscience, such as healthy ageing and the growing prevalence of dementia.

Professor Anstey said she was looking forward to expanding her research programs on the epidemiology of cognition and dementia. She will focus on identifying lifestyle, brain, and biological risk factors that lead to cognitive decline and the impact of cognitive ageing on everyday function and safe driving in the individual and broader community.

“I am also interested in how cognitive decline impacts on the capacity individuals have to make good decisions about their finances and health,” she said.

Lyndoch makes executive appointment to lead investment in people

Victorian aged care provider Lyndoch Living has announced the appointment of Fiona Moore as director of people and resilience.

Fiona Moore

Ms Moore was previously associate director at human resources firm Michael Page International, where she managed recruitment, talent development, business growth and strategy.

Ms Moore said every older individual deserved the best of care delivered by staff who were committed to aged care excellence.

“It’s my vision to build and support our team – at every level – to enable them to be the best they can be in delivering these essential services to our communities,” Ms Moore said.

Lyndoch Living CEO Doreen Power said Ms Moore’s experience and expertise made her appointment a coup for the organisation and would help it transition into a new era.

“Lyndoch Living employs nearly 500 people across south-west Victoria, and that number is increasing, so investing in human resources is imperative for the future health and growth of the organisation,” she said.

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