Dr Monica Cations

Senior Research Fellow

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Bedford Park (SSN 386)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Monica Cations is a clinical psychologist and epidemiologist who conducts translational research and clinical practice with older adults and people living with dementia. Her research focusses on improving the quality and safety of aged care, particularly for those with mental health needs and for young people with dementia. Monica is supported by a NHMRC/MRFF Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant.

See a full list of publications here.


BPsych(Hons), MPsych(Clin), PhD (Public Health)

Honours, awards and grants

Recent Grants

2023-2025 ARC Linkage Grant

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

2023 International Psychogeriatrics Association Congress Best Presentation Award

2022 Australian Psychological Society Psychology and Ageing Interest Group Elsie Hardwood Award

2022 Australian Association of Gerontology Helen Barrie National Prize for Early Career Excellence in Gerontological Research

2021 Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand Best Early Career Researcher Publication Award

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