Dr Genevieve Steiner


NHMRC-ARC Dementia Senior Research Development Fellow, NICM


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 Senior 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.

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Research Interests

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Cognitive Decline
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Dementia
  • Electrophysiology
  • Learning and Memory
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Psychology
  • Psychophysiology

Qualifications and Recognition

  • NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Award Winner, 2018
  • Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Program (YSEP), Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), 2016
  • Vice Chancellor’s Early Career Researcher Award, Western Sydney University, 2016
  • Early Career Research Award, School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University, 2016
  • Best Presenter, NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellows, NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Australian Dementia Forum, 2016
  • Honorary Fellow, University of Wollongong, 2016
  • PhD with Examiners’ Commendation for Outstanding Thesis, 2015
  • Best Tutor Award (voted by students), School of Psychology, University of Wollongong, 2014
  • BPsych (Hons I), 2010

Research and Publications

Contact Details

Email G.Steiner@westernsydney.edu.au
Telephone +61 2 4620 3708 | +61 4 10 342 397
Location Building 22, Campbelltown Campus