Rhiagh is a Research Assistant for the Social Cognition Ageing Study, within the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at the University of New South Wales. Her work focuses on aiding the study to explore the relationship between social cognition, genetics and hormonal markers in older adults and the risk of cognitive decline with age.
Social cognition is a broad term used to describe how we understand social situations and it is critical for good social functioning and overall wellbeing. The findings of this study may assist in the development of programs and interventions that could help strengthen social function and wellbeing in vulnerable groups. Rhiagh supports this exploration of Social Cognition by carrying out neuropsychological/cognitive assessments and administrative duties.
Rhiagh has a background in Psychology, Chemistry, Physics and Programming, having completed a BSc (hons) in Nanotechnology and an MSc in Psychology. She also has a skill-set in auditing and compliance having worked as an Industry Regulatory Compliance Manager.