Associate Professor Genevieve Steiner


NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow, NICM Health Research Institute
Director of Research, NICM Health Research Institute


Associate Professor Genevieve Steiner is a cognitive neuroscientist, and her research spans the early detection, prevention, and treatment of memory and thinking problems in older people with the aim of reducing dementia risk and improving quality of life.  The research that A/Prof Steiner and her team conducts examines changes in the brain’s function and structure to discover biomarkers for dementia and test novel therapeutics that can provide early intervention.

A/Prof Steiner is Director of Research at the NICM Health Research Institute where she leads the NICM Neurocognition and HEADBOX Lab, she is an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow and Co-Director of the Age and Ageing Clinical Academic Group for the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research, and Enterprise (SPHERE).

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Research Interests

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Cognitive Decline
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Dementia
  • Electrophysiology
  • Learning and Memory
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Psychology
  • Psychophysiology

Qualifications and Recognition

  • DVC-REI’s Research Excellence Through Partnership Award, Western Sydney University, 2020
  • NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Award Winner, 2018
  • Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Program (YSEP), Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), 2016
  • Vice Chancellor’s Early Career Researcher Award, Western Sydney University, 2016
  • Early Career Research Award, School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University, 2016
  • Best Presenter, NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellows, NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Australian Dementia Forum, 2016
  • Honorary Fellow, University of Wollongong, 2016
  • PhD with Examiners’ Commendation for Outstanding Thesis, 2015
  • Best Tutor Award (voted by students), School of Psychology, University of Wollongong, 2014
  • BPsych (Hons I), 2010

Research and Publications

Contact Details

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