2011 Allied Health Scholar
Scholarship biography (at time of award)
Matthew Pase holds the degree of Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) with First Class Honours from Swinburne University of Technology.
Matthew was awarded the Scholarship to complete his PhD project entitled "The effects of dietary supplements on cognitive performance" at Swinburne University of Technology. Through his research, Matthew is investigating whether a healthy diet can help to counter the slowing of brain function with age.
Studied at: Swinburne University of Technology
I am a Senior Research Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology, a Fellow at the Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine and an Investigator at the Framingham Heart Study. I currently hold a Sidney Sax NHMRC Fellowship and I am an investigator on numerous NIA R01 grants to investigate risk factors for Alzheimer's disease, dementia, stroke, cerebral small vessel disease and cognitive impairment. My research is mostly focused on the Framingham Heart Study where I examine risk factors for incident dementia as well as MRI and neuropsychological based markers of subclinical brain injury in a large population-based cohort. I have a strong interest in neuropsychology and am involved in overseeing neuropsychological assessments in the Framingham Heart Study Third Generation Cohort. My primary focus is in understanding vascular contributions to Alzheimer's disease, dementia and cognitive impairment. I am also interested in biomarkers to predict dementia, trends in neurological disease and understanding dietary and lifestyle-based approaches to reduce the burden of dementia.
Scholarship Year: 2011
Fields of Interest
Allied Health, Psychology, Science