Genevieve Steiner

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PhD, BPsych (Hons, Class I)
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Senior Fellow, Healthy Minds, NICM Health Research Institute
NICM Clinical Laboratory Lead, NICM Health Research Institute


Dr Genevieve Steiner is an NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Senior Fellow and is part of the neurodegenerative research team at NICM. As a cognitive neuroscientist, her research spans the early detection, prevention, and treatment of cognitive decline in older age, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia. The aim of Dr Steiner’s research is to improve the health outcomes of older adults at risk of cognitive decline. She uses neuroimaging and physiological research methods to explore the brain’s function and structure to discover disease mechanisms and test new treatment strategies that are safe, feasible, and can be implemented early.

A rapidly rising star in the field of dementia research, she is a 2018 recipient of the NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Award, is President of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology, and Deputy Director of the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research, and Enterprise (SPHERE) Age and Ageing Clinical Academic Group.


Research focus

  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Learning and memory
  • eLearning curriculum design

Projects and grants

Dr Steiner's research has been supported by numerous external funding agencies including an NHMRC, government and industry. She has been awarded over $1.5M AUD as a chief investigator.

See a full list of past and current projects.


Awards and recognitions

  • 2018 NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Award, Australian Institute for Policy and Science
  • 2016 Vice Chancellor’s Excellence as an Early Career Researcher Award, Western Sydney University
  • 2016 Early Career Research Award, School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University
  • 2016 Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Program (YSEP), Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE)
  • 2016 Best Presenter, NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellows, NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Australian Dementia Forum
  • 2014 Best Postgraduate Oral Platform Presentation, 24th Australasian Society for Psychophysiology Annual Conference,
  • 2014 Best Tutor Award (voted by students), School of Psychology, University of Wollongong
  • 2012 Best Postgraduate Presentation, 22nd Australasian Society for Psychophysiology Annual Conference
  • 2011 Student Publication Prize, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Science, University of Wollongong
  • 2011 Australian Postgraduate Award, Department of Industry, Australian Government
  • 2010 Dean's Merit List, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Science, University of Wollongong

Affiliations

  • Committee member, Campbelltown Local Health Council, South Western Sydney Primary Health Network
  • Committee member, Age and Ageing Clinical Academic Group, SPHERE
  • Committee member, World Young Leaders in Dementia (WYLD) Network
  • 2016-2019 Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong
  • 2016-present NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research
  • 2016-present Australian Psychological Society
  • 2016-present Australian Society for Medical Research
  • 2015-present Brain Foundation
  • 2015-present Reviewer, Journal of Psychophysiology
  • 2015-present Reviewer, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • 2015-present Reviewer, Psychophysiology
  • 2015-present Reviewer, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
  • 2013-present Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society
  • 2013-present Reviewer, Clinical Neurophysiology
  • 2013-present Reviewer, International Journal of Psychophysiology
  • 2011-present International Organization of Psychophysiology
  • 2011-present Society for Psychophysiological Research
  • 2010-present Australasian Society for Psychophysiology

Education

  • 2015 PhD (Psychology) with Examiners’ Commendation for Outstanding Thesis, University of Wollongong
  • 2010 BPsyc (Hons, Class I), University of Wollongong

Publications

For a full listing of publications please see: