DR Anita Goh

DR Anita Goh


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



  • Since graduation from a Doctorate of Clinical Neuropsychology, Anita has actively and successfully combined academia and research with clinical work. Clinically, Anita is an associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society and is fully registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. She has worked at the Neuropsychiatry Unit, Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, since 2006, a specialist state-wide assessment service for those with both neurological and psychiatric symptoms. In her capacity as a clinician, she is responsible for inpatient and outpatient assessment of patients, as part of a multidisciplinary team. She is also coordinator of the Huntington's disease Clinic, which is run with the collaboration of Huntington's Victoria.

    As a research fellow at the Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age at the University of Melbourne, her principal research interests are psychiatric symptoms in neurodegenerative disorders, cognitive changes in the same, with a specialisation in Huntington’s disease (HD). She is also active in the field of discrimination in psychiatric illness and in old age. Her work in international, multi-centre HD research has resulted in publications and presentations at national and international forums. She has already fostered and established strong international collaborations, regularly presents her research in the USA, and has a growing international reputation that she is focused on pursuing and nurturing.

    In 2008, she was an invited nominated member of the Science Program for Excellence in Science of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is also an active member of the European Huntington’s Disease network, the Huntington’s Research Group Victoria (HRGV), a staff member of the USA-based Huntington’s Study Group (HSG), a member of Huntington’s Victoria and of the International Psychogeriatric Association.

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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


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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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