Dr Kristan Kang joined UNSW in 2008. He is CHeBA’s Research Manager and provides management and support in areas such as research governance & compliance, data management, and project management. He also manages the CHeBA Research Bank and Brain Donation Program.
Kristan has a diverse background, having worked in nuclear chemistry, cognitive and health sciences, academic teaching and research, crisis counselling and homelessness, information technology, and the performing arts. He has a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, has co-authored numerous scientific research articles, and has been awarded grants from bodies including the Organisation for Human Brain Mapping and the National Institute of Health (USA).
Both of Kristan’s parents suffer from dementia, so he has first-hand experience as a carer and appreciates the issues related to dementia on both an academic and a personal level.