Principal Advisor: Dr Nadeeka Dissanayaka

Email: n.dissanayaka@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3346 5582

Research group: Dementia & Neuro Mental Health Research Unit

Organisational unit: UQ Centre for Clinical Research

Anxiety is a common problem that can be experienced by people of all ages and it can negatively influence an individual’s overall well-being and quality of life. With a growing trend towards increased healthy life expectancy in an ageing population, there is the need to address anxiety disorders in older people. We aim to identify neuroimaging (brain scan) markers associated with anxiety in older people. In addition, we will examine the role of anxiety in cognitive functioning in older people. In your thesis project, you will learn a range of methods including conducting neuropsychological assessment, neurocognitive assessment and neuroimaging methods including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data collection and data analysis.