Dr Suraj Samtani is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA). He is the Study Coordinator for the SHARED (Social Health And Reserve in the Dementia patient journey) project. The SHARED project is an international collaboration designed to study how social, biological and psychological factors interact to predict the onset and course of dementia across the lifespan.
Suraj has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a Master of Psychology (Clinical) from UNSW. His PhD research focused on the assessment and treatment of cognitive processes such as rumination and worry across disorders. Suraj has worked extensively in clinical practice treating a wide range of conditions across the lifespan. Prior to joining CHeBA, he did research with the School of Psychology at UNSW, conducting population level modelling of factors that lead to anxiety and depression.