Kerryn Pike

Kerryn Pike

I am a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Senior Research Fellow at La Trobe University, in Melbourne.

I completed my Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology through Monash University in 2008 and received an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship in 2010. I am proud to currently hold a Tracey Banivanua Mar Fellowship.

I have published over 50 journal articles plus a book chapter on Alzheimer’s disease, and have attracted $5.9 million in research funding to date.

My research focuses on creating and evaluating interventions to help improve everyday memory and thinking. This has mostly been with older adults who are worried about their memory and think they may be developing dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

I am currently working on projects to make these successful interventions available to more people – through their local hospitals or clinics, as well as through videoconference options like Zoom and online courses.

I am passionate about research that makes a real difference in everyday lives. I want to bridge the gap between science and the general public so I have focused on moving successful interventions out of the research “laboratory” and into the community – and part of this involves community engagement to inform them about my research.

I am also dedicated to mentoring junior scientists and students and am an advocate for diversity within STEM.