Karen Allison is the Study Coordinator for the CogSCAN study. The CogSCAN study aims to evaluate the recently emerging computerised neuropsychological assessment devices in comparison to traditional assessments conducted by a trained neuropsychologist. CogSCAN will evaluate both the diagnostic efficacy of the computerised tests and the user experience in an older age group. This is the first study to systematically evaluate and compare several popular computerised neuropsychological assessment devices in elders with and without dementia.

Karen obtained a Bachelor of Health Science at USYD and a Master in Public Health at UNSW, and has extensive experience in public health research as research assistant, study coordinator and data manager. She has worked on the NSW CLEAR Study (Cancer Council NSW), The Diabetes Care Project (Department of Health and Ageing) and the ADAPT program (University of Sydney).