Memory and the Ageing Brain Event as iCalendar

28 March 2019

6 - 8:30pm

Venue: AMRF Theatre, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Location: 85 Park Rd, Grafton

Host: Centre for Brain Research

Cost: Free. Register through Eventbrite

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Come along and be part of the discussion on memory and the ageing brain and hear about recent research into dementia.  This event is part of the Brain Awareness Month programme presented by the Centre for Brain Research and the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand. Find out about other Brain Awareness Month events being hosted during March. 

If you'd like to submit a question for our panel before the event please email it to:


Associate Professor Lynette Tippett
Dr Lynette Tippett is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and Dr Lynette Tippett is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland. She is Director of BRNZ’s newly developing national network of Dementia Prevention Research Clinics, and is co-director of the Auckland clinic alongside geriatrician Dr Phil Wood.   Her research and clinical interests involve neurodegenerative diseases, with a particular focus on mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease. Lynette’s research is based upon strong links with clinicians, community associations, and multidisciplinary collaborations.  She has explored cognitive, behavioural and emotional changes that accompany these diseases, the relation between memory loss and identity, as well as investigating the underlying reasons for clinical variability between individuals. Current research is also focussed on developing interventions to slow or delay the development of dementia, and enhancing well-being in people with MCI.

Dr Phil Wood
Dr Wood is a geriatric medicine specialist with an interest in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease. Along with Associate Professor Lynette Tippett, Dr Wood is co-director of the Dementia Prevention Research Clinics. Professor Ngaire Kerse

Dr Gary Cheung
Dr Gary Cheung is an old age psychiatrist and clinical rese archer. He currently holds a joint appointment between the University of Auckland and Auckland District Health Board. Dr Cheung co-leads the translation and research of cognitive stimulation therapy (CST), an evidence-based psychosocial treatment for dementia in New Zealand.  He is also a member of the Dementia Prevention Research Clinics, a longitudinal study of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.

Professor Ngaire Kerse
Professor Ngaire Kerse is an international expert in maximizing the health of older people, falls and older people, the impact of physical activity on the development of disability and developing robot technology for older people. She has recently been appointed the inaugural Joyce Cook Chair in Ageing Well. 

Doors will open at 6pm. Panel discussion at 6.30-7.30pm. Refreshments served afterwards in the Atrium.

Register through Eventbrite.  Please make sure you register to avoid disappointment and so that we can ensure we have the right numbers for catering. 


Map directions

Getting here:

The front entrance of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences is located at 85 Park Rd, Grafton. Opposite is Auckland Hospital and the front entrance to the Domain. For those who require wheelchair or mobility access, we have limited parking available. Please contact to reserve.