Dr Monica Cations


College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Bedford Park (SSN 386)
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 and NHMRC/MRFF Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant. 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

Recent Grants

2021-2025 National Health and Medical Research Council / Medical Research Future Fund Investigator Grant (EL1)

2020-2022 Hospital Research Foundation Early Career Researcher Fellowship

2018 Dementia Australia Research Foundation A & L Project Grant

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

Recent Awards

2020 Australian Clinical Psychology Association Malcolm MacMillan Prize

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

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

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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