Research Team

To learn more about the risk tool and details of it’s development, please refer to our development and validation papers. If you’re interested in learning how you could use this research in your own project, please use our contact form to get in touch with our investigators below:


Professor Kaarin J. Anstey


Kaarin Anstey is an ARC Laureate Fellow and Scientia Professor at UNSW, and a Senior Principal Research Scientist at NeuRA. She is the director of the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute. She leads the CogDrisk project and is an international expert in dementia prevention. She has made major contributions to identifying risk factors for dementia and translating this into assessment tools, interventions, and policy. Anstey led the development of the ANU-ADRI, a validated Alzheimer’s disease Risk Index (ADRI) and has conducted several multi-domain risk reduction interventions for use in the community and primary care.


Associate Professor Ruth Peters


Ruth Peters is a program lead for dementia in the global brain health initiative at the George institute and an Honorary Senior Research Scientist at NeuRA. Her expertise lies in risk factors for dementia and dementia risk reduction. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London. Her clinical trial, observational and evidence synthesis work in this area has had global impact on health.


Dr Scherazad Kootar


Scherazad Kootar is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia and Conjoint Lecturer at School of Psychology, UNSW. She is working on dementia prevention and has helped develop the CogDrisk tool.


Dr Md Hamidul Huque


Md Hamidul Huque is a research fellow (statistician) at the School of Psychology, UNSW. His research has involved solving a series of methodological problems motivated by applications in public health research. This includes appropriate analysis of data due to erroneous epidemiological design, measurement error or missing data.

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Dr Ranmalee Eramudugolla


Dr Ranmalee Eramudugolla is a Research Manager in the Anstey Lab at NeuRA. She has a background in clinical neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience, and works on projects examining cognitive ageing, dementia, and driving safety in older adults. Her research interests include neurocognitive assessment, cognitive interventions and risk factors for cognitive decline.

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