Monica Cations is a provisional psychologist and epidemiologist who has worked in the ageing and dementia field for over a decade. Her reseach is translational with a focus on dementia care pathways, young onset dementia, and the impact of psychological trauma in old age. Monica is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA) at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, and holds Academic Status in the Department of Rehabilitation, Aged and Extended Care at Flinders University. She is also completing the Master of Psychology (Clinical) program at the University of South Australia.
See a full list of publications here: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?hl=en&user=eVJRuQkAAAAJ
BPsych(Hons), PhD (Public Health)
2019 Flinders University Vice Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researchers
2019 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
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
Lifespan development, dementia, ageing, cognitive impairment, epidemiology, marginalised populations, young onset dementia, disability, aged care, psychological trauma
As postdoctoral research fellow with the Registry of Senior Australians, I use routinely collected 'big' data to answer important questions about the aged care services used by people with dementia and cognitive impairment in Australia.
2. Inclusive Care for Older Trauma Survivors (ICOTS)
The aim of this research is to better understand how psychological trauma affects the experience of receiving aged care, especially for people wtih dementia. This collaborative, multicomponent project includes designing and implementing inclusive care for older Forgotten Australians (those placed in institution or out-of-home care as children) and for older trauma survivors staying in hospital.
This project includes collaborations with Helping Hand Aged Care and the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network.
3. INSPIRED-II: Implementing Collaborative Care for Young People with Dementia
Young people with dementia (under 65 years old) experience barriers to optimal care particularly at the intersection of the NDIS and aged care sectors. This research aims to develop and implement models of care that promote collaboration across these systems, to help young people with dementia maintain their independence and social participation.
I can offer student projects on these or other topics - just send me an email to discuss further.
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