Dr Monica Cations


College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Bedford Park (Rehab, FMC 4W138)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Monica Cations is a provisional psychologist and epidemiologist who has worked in the ageing and dementia field for over a decade. Her research is translational with a focus on psychological wellbeing in aged care environments and young people using aged care. Monica is a Lecturer in Lifespan Development in the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work at Flinders University, supported by a Hospital Research Foundation Early Career Fellowship. She also holds Partnership status with the Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA) at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, and is completing the Master of Psychology (Clinical) program at the University of South Australia.

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BPsych(Hons), PhD (Public Health)

Honours, awards and grants

2021-2025 Medical Research Future Fund Investigator Grant (EL1)

2020-2022 Hospital Research Foundation Early Career Researcher Fellowship

2019 Flinders University Vice Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researchers

2018 Dementia Australia Research Foundation A & L Project Grant

2018 Australian Association of Gerontology Research Trust RM Gibson Research Fund Grant

2018 Flinders Foundation Health Seed Research Grant

2017 Flinders Centre for Clinical Change and Health Care Research Collaboration Grant

2016 Public Health Association South Australia State Population Health Conference Best Poster Prize

2016 Flinders University Faculty of Medicine ECR Seeding Grant

2016 Brain Sciences UNSW Collaboration Grant

2016 UNSW Australia Postgraduate Travel Scholarship

2015 Brain Sciences UNSW PhD Grant-in-Aid

2015 Dementia Centre for Rearch Collaboration Travel Scholarship

2014 Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation PhD Scholarship

2010 Flinders University Medal

2009, 2008, 2007 Flinders University Chancellor's Letter of Commendation

Supervisory interests
Aged and community care
Dementia care
Rehabilitation and aged care
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Hari Uprety: Global policy approaches to dementia respite care and implications for Nepal
Associate supervisor: Lenore de la Perelle: Collaboration context and cost: evaluation of factors influencing implementation of Clinical Guidelines for Dementia Care

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