Heidi Douglass is the marketing and communications officer for the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA).  Her interest lies in generating understanding and awareness in the community about the relationship between physical health and brain health, and the need for research and research funding to look toward a brighter future with regard to age-related brain disorders (particularly Alzheimer's disease and dementia).  Her role includes media relations and developing the fundraising and community outreach activities for CHeBA and she is the creator of The Dementia Momentum initiative and Wipeout Dementia.

Heidi was awarded the 2013 Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the development of the CHeBA Champion Fitness Ambassador program which recruited fitness professionals and enthusiasts in their 20s, 30s and 40s to champion healthy brain ageing through healthy lifestyles from a young age.

 

Articles:
A new direction in positive ageing
Inside the neuropsychiatric clinic
Let’s rethink the meaning of ageing
Why do women live longer than men?
Staying connected on line a no-brainer
Donating your brain to research

 

Selection of media releases:
Can pomegranates protect the brain from dementia?
UNSW researchers granted $3.2 million to identify risk factors for dementia
Erratic responses, not speed, better predictor of death in older people
Gold standard measure for ageing
Brain imaging study reveals turning point in age-related sulcal changes
Motor enthusiasts advocate corporate responsibility