DR Anita Goh

DR Anita Goh


  • Ageing
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Huntington's disease
  • Neurodegenerative disease



  • Dr Anita Goh is a registered clinical neuropsychologist and research fellow, who believes that cognitive health, mental health, and quality of life should be optimised in ageing. Her role as a scientist-practitioner facilitates an interactive flow of ideas between the clinical and research domains, and her work focuses on psychiatric disorders and neurodegenerative diseases (particularly Huntington's disease), and also on healthy ageing and promoting cognitive health in older adults. Anita has won awards for her research and has diverse knowledge and experience in cognitive assessment, neuroimaging, dementia prevention, healthy ageing, mental health, using technology to improve dementia care, and social issues such as discrimination. She is known for her dedication to partnerships, linkages, and collaborations, in addition to knowledge translation and engagement with those that stand to benefit most from her work- the families and communities who are at risk for or who are living with dementia. She currently works at the Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital, where she is involved in general outpatient neuropsychiatry, the Melbourne Younger Onset Dementia (MYOD) clinic, and the world’s first Huntington’s disease clinic. She is a research fellow and Huntington’s disease lab head at the Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age, The University of Melbourne; and also works as a research fellow at the National Ageing Research Institute. She was a National Dementia Training Study Centre Fellow (2016). She has attracted $414,536 in competitive grant funding, and an additional $1.5 million in collaborative Huntington’s disease research funding as The University of Melbourne principal investigator on 6 global studies.   


Member of

  • European Huntington's Disease Network. Regular membership 2010 -
  • International Psychogeriatic Association. Member 2010 -
  • Science Program for Excellence in Science of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Invited nominated member 2008 -
  • Huntington's Research Group Victoria (HRGV). Member 2007 -
  • Huntingtons Victoria. Member 2007 -
  • Member of the Huntington's Study Group (HSG), USA (staff code 3165). Staff member 2007 -
  • Australian Psychological Society. Associate member 2002 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • January 2009 - Successful Legal Services Board Grant ($42,316) - Genetic Discrimination of individuals at risk of Huntington's Disease: An examination of applicable Victorian laws.  Principal Investigator: Dr Anita Goh
    September 2009 - Successful Knowledge Transfer Grant ($10, 000).  Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of HD.  Principal Investigator: Dr Anita Goh
    December 2010 - Successful St Vincent's Research Endowment Fund Grant ($15,000).  Quantitative Motor Assessment in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease. Principal Investigator: Dr Anita Goh   


Education and training

  • DPsych, Monash University 2006
  • BSc (Hons), Monash University 2000

Awards and honors

  • National Fellow of Dementia Training Research Centre 2015, 2015
  • Cass Foundation Travel Award, 2013
  • St Vincents Health Australia Quality Awards- Finalist Mary Aikenhead award, 2012
  • St Vincent's Hospital Research Week Award for Senior Investigator Presentation, 2010
  • 2009 Vice Chancellor's Knowledge Transfer Awards: Project Grant, The University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellors Knowledge Transfer Awards, 2009
  • Invited nominated member of the Science Program for Excellence in Science of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2008



Available for supervision

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