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Sharon Naismith

Leonard P Ullman Chair in Psychology, School of Psychology, The University of Sydney

Professor Sharon Naismith is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Dementia Leadership Fellow and holds the Leonard P Ullman Chair in Psychology at the University of Sydney. She also Heads the Healthy Brain Ageing Program at the Brain and Mind Centre, a one-of-its-kind early intervention research clinic for dementia.

Her work focuses on modifiable risk factors for dementia and clinical interventions for early cognitive decline including cognitive training, depression, sleep-wake, dietary, e-health and pharmacological interventions. She has co-authored more than 240 papers and has been cited >7800 times (as at May 2018, h index = 49).

She is currently Chief Investigator on competitive grants totaling ~$22.5 million including the National NHMRC Australian Dementia Network. She leads a new NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence to ‘Optimise Sleep in Brain Ageing and Neurodegeneration (CogSleep)'.