Dr Vibeke Catts is the Research Manager the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney. In this role she supports the Co-Directors and CHeBA researchers to perform their research effectively, with a particular emphasis on research governance and liaison with relevant regulatory bodies. Dr Catts manages the CHeBA Research Bank, facilitating the sharing of data collected as part of the Memory and Ageing Study (MAS), the Sydney Centenarian Study (SCS) and the Older Australian Twins Study (OATS) - all longitudinal studies of ageing with assessments across multiple research domains: neuropsychological assessment of cognitive function, questionnaires detailing lifestyle, physical and mental health of self and family, blood biochemistry and genetics, and neuroimaging including MRI and PET scans. Prior to taking up her position at the CHeBA Research Manager, Dr Catts was the study coordinator for OATS, a longitudinal twin study aiming to determine the genetic and environmental influences on the ageing process, and the extent to which these determinants interact.
Dr Vibeke Catts