Catherine works as the Study Coordinator for the Sydney Centenarian Study (SCS), which aims to determine the genetic and environmental contributions to successful cognitive ageing. Catherine joined the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) in June 2018 and very much enjoys meeting the Centenarian participants and their families who volunteer for the study.
Catherine completed her PhD in Cognitive Science in December 2017 and was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for her thesis. During her PhD, she investigated the effects of collaboration on prospective memory (PM) performance, and whether this effect is moderated by the relationship between the collaborators, or their individual ability. Prior to her PhD, Catherine was awarded the University Medal in Psychology for her academic performance in her B. Science-Psychology (Honours 1) at Macquarie University in 2013. She was also awarded the Australian Psychological Society Prize (2013) for her honours work. Catherine’s return to UNSW brings her the full circle to where she undertook her original undergraduate degree in Commerce (1988). Her research interests include memory and ageing, prospective memory, and dementia.