Sarah is a Research Assistant for the Rethink My Drink Study (RMD), 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 drinking patterns in older adults and the risk of cognitive decline with age.
Some studies have linked smaller amounts of alcohol consumption to dementia protection, however there is a lack of research surrounding binge drinking and related harms in the ageing Australian population. Hence, the findings of this study may elucidate the complex relationship between drinking and ageing, and contribute to the development of accessible online interventions which target subclinical problem drinking in older people. Sarah supports the development of online programs by getting participants to engage with the online intervention and performing administrative support to the RMD team.
Sarah has a background in Psychology & Neuroscience with a research focus in neurodegenerative disease. She also has a skill-set in statistics, with experience in big data and Bioinformatic analysis.