Two of Western’s researchers, Dr Kate Umbers and Dr Genevieve Steiner, were awarded the 2018 Young Tall Poppy Science Award – given to young leading scientific researchers - by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS).
From the University’s Translational Health Research Institute (THRI) and the NICM Health Research Institute, the cognitive neuroscientist, Dr Genevieve Steineris is rapidly gaining popularity with dementia research that focuses on improvement of health among older adults who are more prone to cognitive decline.
Dr Steiner, a NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow, Australasian Society for Psychophysiology’s President, and Deputy Director of the SPHERE Age and Ageing Clinical Academic Group, was nominated by Neuroscience Research Australia’s international dementia prevention expert, Professor Kaarin Anstey.
“I was so excited to find out that I had won a Young Tall Poppy Science Award. Science communication and community engagement is one of the most fun, rewarding, and important aspects of my work as a cognitive neuroscientist. It allows me to raise awareness of dementia – and what we can do to reduce our risk,” says Dr Steiner.