Doctor Genevieve Steiner

Doctor Genevieve Steiner

Nhmrc-arc Dementia Senior Research Development Fellow,
Nicm Health Research Institute

Biography

Dr Genevieve Steiner is a cognitive neuroscientist and her research spans the early detection, prevention, and treatment of cognitive decline in older age, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia.  The aim of Dr Steiner’s research is to improve the health outcomes of older adults at risk of cognitive decline.  Dr Steiner uses neuroimaging and physiological research methods to explore the brain’s function and structure to discover biomarkers and test new treatment strategies that are safe, feasible, and can be implemented early.

Dr Steiner is rapidly rising star in the field of dementia research: she is an NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow, she leads the HEADBOX Lab and NICM Neurocognition Lab at Western Sydney University, is President of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology, and Deputy Director of the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research, and Enterprise (SPHERE) Age and Ageing Clinical Academic Group.

Dr Steiner has attracted >$10M in competitive grant funding: >$4M as a chief investigator and >$6M as an associate investigator.  She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications including journal articles, invited book chapters, and conference abstracts.

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This information has been contributed by Doctor Steiner.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Wollongong
  • BPsyc University of Wollongong

Professional Memberships

  • Australasian Society for Psychophysiology (2010)
  • Society for Psychophysiological Research (2012)
  • Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society (2013)
  • International Organization of Psychophysiology (2015)

Awards

  • Early Career Research Award, School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University 2016-08-09
  • Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Program (YSEP), Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) 2016-10-31
  • Honorary Fellow, University of Wollongong 2016-02-01
  • Best Tutor Award (voted by students), School of Psychology, University of Wollongong 2014-08-01
  • Best Postgraduate Presentation, 22nd Australasian Society for Psychophysiology Annual Conference 2012-12-01
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, Department of Industry, Australian Government 2011-03-01
  • Dean s Merit List, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Science, University of Wollongong 2010-12-01
  • Best Presenter, NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellows, NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Australian Dementia Forum 2016-05-03

Interests

  • Cognitive Decline
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Dementia
  • Electrophysiology
  • Learning and Memory
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Psychology
  • Psychophysiology

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Nicm Health Research Institute

Committees

  • Australasian Society for Psychophysiology
  • Age and Ageing Clinical Academic Group, SPHERE
  • Campbelltown Local Health Council, South Western Sydney Primary Health Network
  • World Young Leaders in Dementia (WYLD) Network

Contact

Email: G.Steiner@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone:
(02) 9685 4761
Mobile:
0410342397
Location: J.1.39
Westmead
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 400863 Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice, 2015
  • 400864 Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative), 2015
  • 400870 Population Health and Society, 2015
  • 401151 Science Communication A, 2015
  • 401152 Science Communication B, 2015

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • McBride, K., MacMillan, F., George, E. and Steiner, G. (2019), 'Health promotion and social determinants of health', Social Determinants of Health, Oxford University Press 9780190313524.
  • McBride, K., MacMillan, F., George, E. and Steiner, G. (2019), 'Health promotion and social determinants of health', Social Determinants of Health, Oxford University Press 9780190313524.
  • Armour, M., Ee, C. and Steiner, G. (2018), 'Randomized controlled trials', Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences, Springer 9789811052507.
  • Macmillan, F., McBride, K., George, E. and Steiner, G. (2018), 'Conducting a systematic review : a practical guide', Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences, Springer 9789811052507.
  • McBride, K., Macmillan, F., George, E. and Steiner, G. (2018), 'The use of mixed methods in research', Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences, Springer 9789811052507.
  • Manohar, N., MacMillan, F., Steiner, G. and Arora, A. (2018), 'Recruitment of research participants', Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences, Springer 9789811027796.
  • Garrido, S., Steiner, G. and Russo, N. (2018), 'People with dementia : the challenges for data collection with a vulnerable population', SAGE Research Methods Cases. Part 2, SAGE Publications 9781526439024.
  • Steiner, G. and Mathersul, D. (2017), 'Cognitive anxiolytics', Evidence-Based Herbal and Nutritional Treatments for Anxiety in Psychiatric Disorders, Springer 9783319423050.
  • Chang, D., Steiner, G., Ghosh, D. and Bensoussan, A. (2017), 'Vitamins and complementary therapies used to treat Alzheimer's Disease', Dementia, CRC Press 9781498703109.

Journal Articles

  • Steiner, G., Fernandez, F., Coles, M., Karamacoska, D., Barkus, E., Broyd, S., Solowij, N., Watson, O., Chiu, C., Lind, J. and Barry, R. (2019), 'Interrogating the relationship between schizotypy, the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val158Met polymorphism, and neuronal oscillatory activity', Cerebral Cortex, vol 29, no 7 , pp 3048 - 3058.
  • Karamacoska, D., Barry, R. and Steiner, G. (2019), 'Using principal components analysis to examine resting state EEG in relation to task performance', Psychophysiology, vol 56, no 5 .
  • McBride, K., Fleming, C., George, E., Steiner, G. and MacMillan, F. (2019), 'Double discourse : qualitative perspectives on breast screening participation among obese women and their health care providers', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 16, no 4 .
  • Chow, J., Cho, Y., Equinox, K., Figueiredo, A., Frasca, S., Hawley, C., Howard, K., Johnson, D., Jose, M., Lee, A., Maley, M., Moodie, J., Paul-Brent, P., Pascoe, E., Reidinger, D., Steiner, G., Tomlins, M., Voss, D., Woodward, P. and Boudville, N. (2019), 'An intervention design : supporting skills development for peritoneal dialysis trainers', Peritoneal Dialysis International, vol 39, no 2 , pp 134 - 141.
  • Barry, R., Steiner, G., De Blasio, F., Fogarty, J., Karamacoska, D. and MacDonald, B. (2019), '[In Press] Components in the P300 : don't forget the Novelty P3!', Psychophysiology, .
  • Firth, J., Torous, J., Stubbs, B., Firth, J., Steiner, G., Smith, L., Alvarez-Jimenez, M., Gleeson, J., Vancampfort, D., Armitage, C. and Sarris, J. (2019), 'The "online brain" : how the Internet may be changing our cognition', World Psychiatry, vol 18, no 2 , pp 119 - 129.
  • Cave, A., Chang, D., Muench, G. and Steiner, G. (2019), 'Efficacy of Cognition Support Formula? on cognitive function in older adults with subjective cognitive impairment : a protocol for a 26-week, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial', Trials, vol 20, no 1 .
  • Furman, A., Thapa, T., Summers, S., Cavaleri, R., Fogarty, J., Steiner, G., Schabrun, S. and Seminowicz, D. (2019), 'Cerebral peak alpha frequency reflects average pain severity in a human model of sustained, musculoskeletal pain', Journal of Neurophysiology, vol 122, no 4 , pp 1784 - 1793.
  • Boudville, N., Cho, Y., Equinox, K., Figueiredo, A., Hawley, C., Howard, K., Johnson, D., Jose, M., Lee, A., Maley, M., Moodie, J., Pascoe, E., Steiner, G., Tomlins, M., Voss, D. and Chow, J. (2018), 'Teaching peritoneal dialysis in Australia : an opportunity for improvement', Nephrology, vol 23, no 3 , pp 259 - 263.
  • Armour, M., Smith, C., Schabrun, S., Steiner, G., Zhu, X., Lawson, K. and Song, J. (2018), 'Manual acupuncture plus usual care versus usual care alone in the treatment of endometriosis-related chronic pelvic pain : study protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility study', Pilot and Feasibility Studies, vol 4, no 10 .
  • Karamacoska, D., Barry, R., Steiner, G., Coleman, E. and Wilson, E. (2018), 'Intrinsic EEG and task-related changes in EEG affect Go/NoGo task performance', International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol 125 , pp 17 - 28.
  • Fogarty, J., Barry, R., De Blasio, F. and Steiner, G. (2018), 'ERP components and behavior in the auditory equiprobable go/no-go task : inhibition in young adults', Psychophysiology, vol 55, no 7 .
  • Steiner, G., Dubois, S., Ee, C., McBride, K., George, E., MacMillan, F., Karamacoska, D., Singh, K., Harley, A., McDonald, K., Derrett, A., Chow, J., Kohler, F. and Hohenberg, M. (2018), 'Co-creating a model of care for a new multidisciplinary memory clinic in South Western Sydney', Australasian Journal on Ageing, vol 37, no Suppl. S2 , pp 77 - 77.
  • Steiner, G., Bensoussan, A., Liu, J., Hohenberg, M. and Chang, D. (2018), 'Study protocol for a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled 12-week pilot phase II trial of Sailuotong (SLT) for cognitive function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment', Trials, vol 19 .
  • Karamacoska, D., Barry, R. and Steiner, G. (2018), 'Electrophysiological underpinnings of response variability in the Go/NoGo task', International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol 134 , pp 159 - 167.
  • Fogarty, J., Barry, R. and Steiner, G. (2018), 'Sequential processing in the classic oddball task : ERP components, probability, and behavior', Psychophysiology, vol 56, no 3 .
  • Seto, S., Chang, D., Ko, W., Zhou, X., Kiat, H., Bensoussan, A., Lee, S., Hoi, M., Steiner, G. and Liu, J. (2017), 'Sailuotong prevents hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced injury in EA.hy926 cells', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol 18, no 1 .
  • Steiner, G., Mathersul, D., MacMillan, F., Camfield, D., Klupp, N., Seto, S., Huang, Y., Hohenberg, M. and Chang, D. (2017), 'A systematic review of intervention studies examining nutritional and herbal therapies for mild cognitive impairment and dementia using neuroimaging methods : study characteristics and intervention efficacy', Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 2017 .
  • Steiner, G., Seto, S., Kwan, Y., Haskell-Ramsay, C. and Camfield, D. (2017), 'Complementary medicine for the modification of risk factors for cognitive impairment', Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 2017 , pp 1 - 2.
  • Karamacoska, D., Barry, R. and Steiner, G. (2017), 'Resting state intrinsic EEG impacts on go stimulus-response processes', Psychophysiology, vol 54, no 6 , pp 894 - 903.
  • Hohenberg, M., Simmons, D., Steiner, G., Pile, K., Derrett, A. and Ilyas, M. (2017), 'What we need as we get older : perceptions of elders, carers and community healthcare providers in the Macarthur region of Sydney', Australasian Journal on Ageing, vol 36, no Suppl. S2 , pp 35 - 35.
  • Lu, Y., Cai, X., Zhang, G., Huang, Y., Tang, C., Shan, B., Cui, S., Chen, J., Qu, S., Zhong, Z., Lai, X. and Steiner, G. (2017), 'Long-term acupuncture treatment has a multi-targeting regulation on multiple brain regions in rats with Alzheimer's disease : a positron emission tomography study', Neural Regeneration Research, vol 12, no 7 , pp 1159 - 1165.
  • MacMillan, F., Karamacoska, D., El Masri, A., McBride, K., Steiner, G., Cook, A., Kolt, G., Klupp, N. and George, E. (2017), 'A systematic review of health promotion intervention studies in the police force : study characteristics, intervention design and impacts on health', Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol 74 , pp 913 - 923.
  • Steiner, G., Yeung, A., Liu, J., Camfield, D., De Blasio, F., Pipingas, A., Scholey, A., Stough, C. and Chang, D. (2016), 'The effect of Sailuotong (SLT) on neurocognitive and cardiovascular function in healthy adults : a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled crossover pilot trial', BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 16 , pp 1 - 13.
  • Steiner, G., Barry, R. and Gonsalvez, C. (2016), 'Sequential processing and the matching-stimulus interval effect in ERP components : an exploration of the mechanism using multiple regression', Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol 10, no 339 .
  • Steiner, G., Gonsalvez, C., De Blasio, F. and Barry, R. (2016), 'Electrophysiology of memory-updating differs with age', Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, vol 8 .
  • Barry, R., Steiner, G. and De Blasio, F. (2016), 'Reinstating the Novelty P3', Scientific Reports, vol 6 .
  • Klupp, N., Kiat, H., Bensoussan, A., Steiner, G. and Chang, D. (2016), 'A double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial of Ganoderma lucidum for the treatment of cardiovascular risk factors of metabolic syndrome', Scientific Reports, vol 6 .
  • Wang, Y., Zheng, Y., Qu, S., Zhang, J., Zhong, Z., Zhang, J., Huang, H., Li, M., Steiner, G., Tang, C. and Huang, Y. (2016), 'Cerebral targeting of acupuncture at combined acupoints in treating essential hypertension : an Rs-fMRI study and curative effect evidence', Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 2016 .
  • Chang, D., Liu, J., Stalgis-Bilinski, K., Li, X., Steiner, G., Seto, S. and Bensoussan, A. (2016), 'Herbal medicine for the treatment of vascular dementia : an overview of scientific evidence', Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol 2016 .
  • Barry, R., De Blasio, F., Bernat, E. and Steiner, G. (2015), 'Event-related EEG time-frequency PCA and the orienting reflex to auditory stimuli', Psychophysiology, vol 52, no 4 , pp 555 - 561.
  • Karamacoska, D., Barry, R., Steiner, G. and De Blasio, F. (2015), 'Clarifying the sequential processes involved in a cued continuous performance test', Psychophysiology, vol 52, no 1 , pp 67 - 80.
  • Steiner, G., Barry, R. and Gonsalvez, C. (2014), 'Stimulus-to-matching-stimulus interval influences N1, P2, and P3b in an equiprobable Go/NoGo task', International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol 94, no 1 , pp 59 - 68.
  • Steiner, G., Barry, R. and Gonsalvez, C. (2014), 'Nontarget-to-nontarget interval determines the nontarget P300 in an auditory equiprobable Go/NoGo task', International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol 92, no 3 , pp 113 - 121.
  • Steiner, G. and Barry, R. (2014), 'The mechanism of dishabituation', Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, vol 8 .
  • Steiner, G., Brennan, M., Gonsalvez, C. and Barry, R. (2013), 'Comparing P300 modulations : target-to-target interval versus infrequent nontarget-to-nontarget interval in a three-stimulus task', Psychophysiology, vol 50, no 2 , pp 187 - 194.
  • Steiner, G., Barry, R. and Gonsalvez, C. (2013), 'Can working memory predict target-to-target interval effects in the P300?', International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol 89, no 3 , pp 399 - 408.
  • De Blasio, F., Barry, R. and Steiner, G. (2013), 'Prestimulus EEG amplitude determinants of ERP responses in a habituation paradigm', International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol 89, no 3 , pp 444 - 450.
  • Smith, J., Barry, R. and Steiner, G. (2013), 'CNV resolution does not cause NoGo anteriorisation of the P3 : a failure to replicate Simson et al.', International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol 89, no 3 , pp 349 - 357.
  • Barry, R., MacDonald, B., De Blasio, F. and Steiner, G. (2013), 'Linking components of event-related potentials and autonomic measures of the orienting reflex', International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol 89, no 3 , pp 366 - 373.
  • Barry, R., Steiner, G. and De Blasio, F. (2012), 'Event-related EEG time-frequency analysis and the Orienting Reflex to auditory stimuli', Psychophysiology, vol 49, no 6 , pp 744 - 755.
  • Steiner, G. and Barry, R. (2011), 'Pupillary responses and event-related potentials as indices of the orienting reflex', Psychophysiology, vol 48, no 12 , pp 1648 - 1655.
  • Steiner, G. and Barry, R. (2011), 'Exploring the mechanism of dishabituation', Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, vol 95, no 4 , pp 461 - 466.

Conference Papers

  • McBride, K., Fleming, C., George, E., Steiner, G. and MacMillan, F. (2018), 'Obesity as a barrier to participation in breast screening : insights from Australia', NCRI Cancer Conference, Glasgow, U.K..

The overall aim of Dr Steiner's research is to improve the health outcomes of people at risk of cognitive decline and people living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia across two main areas: 

1. Timely, accurate and cost-effective diagnosis due to an increased understanding of the brain activity in people at risk of cognitive decline, and; 

2. Evidence-based natural treatments and lifestyle modifications that are safe, feasible and can be implemented early.

Areas of Research

  • Complementary Medicine for Dementia
  • Psychophysiology/Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Electrophysiology
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Cognitive Decline
  • Learning and Memory
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Psychology
  • eLearning Curriculum Design

This information has been contributed by Doctor Steiner.

Current Projects

Title: Targeted Education ApproaCH to improve Peritoneal Dialysis outcomes (TEACH-PD) - Digital Patient Training Manuals development and validation [via SWSLHD]
Funder:
  • South West Sydney Research
Western Researchers: Genevieve Steiner
Years: 2018-08-01 - 2019-12-31
ID: P00025068
Title: An investigation into the neural substrates of cognitive deficits in Mild Cognitive Impairment, and the mechanisms of action of a novel treatment
Funder:
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Genevieve Steiner and Dennis Chang
Years: 2016-01-01 - 2020-09-30
ID: P00022655
Title: Development of an eLearning curriculum using the Conversational Framework: Targeted Education ApproaCH to improve Peritoneal Dialysis outcomes (TEACH-PD Trial)
Funder:
  • South Western Sydney Local Health District
Western Researchers: Genevieve Steiner
Years: 2017-06-04 - 2019-12-30
ID: P00024093
Title: Towards a new age in South Western Sydney: A white paper on a cohesive strategy for community-based aged care services in the local region
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • South Western Sydney Primary Health Network Ltd
Western Researchers: Genevieve Steiner
Years: 2017-07-01 - 2020-02-28
ID: P00024111
Title: Self-management and HeAlth Promotion in early-stage dementia with e-learning for carers - A randomised controlled trial [via UNSW]
Funder:
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Genevieve Steiner
Years: 2019-01-01 - 2022-01-01
ID: P00025198
Title: The TEACH-PD study: a Targeted Education ApproaCH to improve Peritoneal Dialysis outcomes [via UQ]
Funder:
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Genevieve Steiner
Years: 2019-03-01 - 2024-03-01
ID: P00025226

Previous Projects

Title: Increasing breast screening participation among obese women and women with type 2 diabetes in Western Sydney
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • WentWest Limited
Western Researchers: Freya Macmillan, Kate Mcbride, Emma George and Genevieve Steiner
Years: 2016-08-20 - 2017-08-19
ID: P00023557
Title: Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Program 2016 [no funding to Western Sydney Uni]
Funder:
  • Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering
Western Researchers: Genevieve Steiner
Years: 2016-10-30 - 2016-11-11
ID: P00023553
Title: What we need as we get older: perceptions of elders, carers and community healthcare providers in the Macarthur region of Sydney
Funder:
  • South Western Sydney Primary Health Network Ltd
Western Researchers: Mark Hohenberg and Genevieve Steiner
Years: 2017-03-01 - 2017-09-01
ID: P00023835
Title: Revolutionising dementia care in South Western Sydney: Local requirements for a multidisciplinary memory clinic
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • South Western Sydney Primary Health Network Ltd
Western Researchers: Genevieve Steiner, Mark Hohenberg, Carolyn Ee, Kate Mcbride, Freya Macmillan, Emma George and Amit Arora
Years: 2017-05-01 - 2019-03-30
ID: P00024052

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Simple and Cost-effective Strategies for Enhancing Prospective Memory and Functional Capacity in Mild Congnitive Impairment
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Advanced neuroimaging biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Music Instrument Learning throughout Ageing and Cognitive Impairment
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Characterizing the neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer's disease using multimodal techniques
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Effectiveness of a herbal and nutritional supplement on cognitive function in older adults with subjective cognitive complaints
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Genomic Characterization of Dogzheimer: A Canine Model of Human Alzheimer?s Disease
Field of Research:

Media

Title: Channel 9 News: New Memory Clinic to Fight Dementia in South Western Sydney
Description: Drs Genevieve Steiner and Mark Hohenberg discuss the new memory clinic that Western Sydney University will open to combat the rise in dementia cases in South Western Sydney.
Title: Delicious Simple Diets That Boost Your Brain, Prevention Magazine
Description: The November 2016 issue of Prevention Magazine features a published interview with Dr Genevieve Steiner that discusses the emerging evidence on the cognitive benefits of eating a Mediterranean-style diet rich in vegetables, fish, and olive oil. Prevention Magazine has a circulation of approximately 46,000 and a readership of 132,000.
Title: Boost Your Brain Naturally, Prevention Magazine
Description: A published interview with Dr Genevieve Steiner in Prevention Magazine on natural products for brain health. Prevention Magazine has a circulation of approximately 46,000 and a readership of 132,000.
Title: Let s Talk About Integrative Medicine for Dementia
Description: Dr Genevieve Steiner discusses the importance of the dissemination of research findings to the broader public and key stakeholders in the context of integrative medicine for dementia.
Title: Can Chinese Herbal Medicine Help Fight Dementia?
Description: Dr Genevieve Steiner explains what the National Institute of Complementary Medicine is doing to test if Chinese Herbal Medicine can offer an effective treatment for people living with dementia as part of the 2015 Inspiring Science series at Ultimo Library.

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