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Anita Goh

Research Fellow
Huntington's disease
Alzheimer's disease
aged care
cognitive impairment
young onset dementia
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Anita Goh

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
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Anita Goh


Dr Anita Goh is a clinician and a researcher, committed to optimising health, well-being, and quality of life in ageing. She holds a PhD (as part of a Doctorate of Neuropsychology), and is fully registered as a clinical neuropsychologist, which facilitates an interactive flow of ideas between the clinical and research domains.

She work clinically in a public mental health service at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, where she specialises in the assessment, management, and research of people living with dementia (particularly young onset dementia), and their carers. Dr Goh’s award-winning research focuses on cognitive health, mental health, and quality of life in ageing, with a specialisation in dementia. As sole or joint CI, she has received over

.6 million in competitive funding, and an additional
.5 million in international Huntington’s disease research funding for global clinical trials.

Her work also focuses on knowledge translation and engagement, bridging the gap between acquisition of knowledge and implementation into practice, and policy. This is evident in her track record, which not only includes peer-reviewed academic papers, but also public talks and panels, government and research reports, and translational documents designed to be publicly accessible and easily understandable.

Dr Goh is currently:

  • Program Chair of Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment ISTAART Health Policy PIA - focused on the impact of health policy and health systems on dementia
  • Australian Association of Gerontology Victorian Executive committee member
  • NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) Chair of the Special Interest Group in Young Onset Dementia.
  • A 2019-2020 N ational Superstar of STEM – a initiative by Science & Technology Australia


Displaying the 9 most recent projects by Anita Goh.

Additional Information

Current Funding as CI

1. An international social study of the health and wellbeing impacts of COVID-19. Sponsor: National Ageing Research Institute. Years: 2020-2021

2. A Residential Care Survey for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Sponsor: The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Funding: $731,991.70. Years: 2019-2021

3. Quality of care for older Australians receiving home care packages and respite care support. Sponsor: The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Funding: $362,968.00. Years: 2020-2021

4. ENJOY program for Independence in Dementia. Sponsor: Alzheimer's Association Research Grant (AARG), USA. Funding:

81,813.10. Years: 2020-2021

5. Reducing the dementia risk of people with depression and cognitive impairment in residential aged care. Sponsor: RMH Foundation. Funding: $25,000. Years: 2018-2019

6. A pilot study of implementing physical activity guidelines for older people in an aged persons mental health service. Sponsor: RMH Foundation. Funding: $25,000 Years: 2018-2019

7. Implementation of physical activity guidelines for people with MCI/SCD in an aged persons mental health service. Sponsor: MH Grant in Aid. Funding: $25,000 Years: 2017-2019

Other current research support

1. Enroll-HD. Sponsor: CHDI. Role: Site Principal Investigator. Year Awarded: 2014-ongoing Funding:

300 per participant

2. Deferiprone to Delay Dementia (The 3D Study). Sponsor: NHMRC & Neuroscience Trials Australia. Role: Neuropsychology consultant and Cognitive trainer. Years: 2017-2020.

Current Project manager (NHMRC grants)

1. MiND: Markers in Neuropsychiatric Disorders. CIA: Prof Dennis Velakoulis. Years: 2020-2025

2. Promoting Independence Through quality dementia Care at Home (PITCH). CIA: Prof Briony Dow. Years: 2017-2021

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 59 most recent scholarly works by Anita Goh.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Professor Robert Helme Research Award. National Ageing Research Institute, for academic excellence in project work, publications, teaching, and impact


Peter Como Scholar International Award. Huntington Study Group USA for contributions to neuropsychology and seeking treatments for Huntingtons disease


Cass Foundation Travel Award


For research project "Pastoral Care in Aged Mental Health"

St Vincents Health Australia Quality Awards- Finalist Mary Aikenhead award.


For research project "Genetic Discrimination: Know Your Rights. A knowledge transfer project"

St Vincent's Hospital Research Week Award for Senior Investigator Presentation


For research project "The Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Huntington's disease"

The University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellors Knowledge Transfer Awards


Invited nominated member of the Science Program for Excellence in Science of the American Association for the Advancement of Science


Monash University Doctoral Completion scholarship


based on academic achievement and offered to the highest-achieving students

1997 – 2000 Sir John Monash Scholarship for academic excellence






Research Fellow



The International Research Network on Dementia Prevention (IRNDP)

Victorian Executive Committee Member

Australian Association of Gerontology

Chair - Younger Onset Dementia Special Interest Group (The Largest Sig In The Nnidr)

NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR)

Regular Membership

European Huntington's Disease Network


International Psychogeriatic Association

Invited Nominated Member

Science Program for Excellence in Science of the American Association for the Advancement of Science


Huntingtons Victoria

Staff Member

Huntington's Study Group (HSG), USA (staff code 3165)


Huntington's Research Group Victoria (HRGV)

Associate Member

Australian Psychological Society



Doctorate of Neuropsychology

Monash University

Bachelor of Science (Science Scholar Program) (Honors)

Monash University