Dr Katya Numbers is the Study Coordinator for the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study. The Sydney Memory and Ageing Study began in 2005 to examine the clinical characteristics and prevalence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and to determine the rate of change in cognitive function over time. Since its inception, the study has included over 1,000 older adult Sydney residents making it one of the largest longitudinal studies of ageing in Australia. In addition to working as Study Coordinator for the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study, Katya is a Postdoctoral Fellow at CHeBA.
Katya has a PhD in Cognitive Science and a Master of Science in Cognitive Psychology. Her research focuses on understanding stigmas around, and perceptions of, older adults’ memory abilities. She has a keen personal interest in promoting the benefits of embodying positive views of ageing across a lifetime. Prior to joining CHeBA, Katya worked extensively with older adults participating in the Australian Imaging Biomarkers and Lifestyle Study of Ageing (AIBL) in Melbourne, the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (Knight ADRC) in St. Louis (USA), and her own PhD research at Macquarie University.