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Dr

Alex Bahar-Fuchs

Senior Research Fellow - Psychiatry Of Old Age
Psychiatry
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
humans
mild cognitive impairment
neurosciences & neurology
dementia
alzheimer's disease
aged
neurosciences
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Dr

Alex Bahar-Fuchs

 
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Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
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Dr

Alex Bahar-Fuchs

 

I am a researcher and clinician specializing in the field of cognitive ageing. My early work furthered our understanding of olfactory cognitive processes and their relevance to the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.

More recently, my research interests have broadened and include the development, evaluation and synthesis of non-pharmacological interventions aimed at primary and secondary prevention of cognitive decline and dementia, often using emerging technologies.. I obtained my BA in Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology from Ben-Gurion University in Israel, and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology here at the University of Melbourne. I then completed a PhD in clinical neuropsychology at Monash University along with all requirements of an MA in clinical neuropsychology. I completed postdoctoral training at the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health, and Wellbeing at the Australian National University. Between July 2014 and December 2016, I was based at the Joseph Sagol Centre for Neuroscience at Sheba Medical Centre, Israel, as part of an NHMRC Overseas-Based Clinical Early Career Fellowship. In 2017, I was awarded a Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council. I am a founding member and Chair of CIDER - an International Working Group, focused on the advancement of methodological quality of cognition-focused intervention trials for people at risk of dementia. I am also the Chair (2016-2019) of the Non-Pharmacological Interventions Professional Interest Area (PIA) of the International Society for the Advancement of Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART).

Projects

Displaying the 2 most recent projects by Alex Bahar-Fuchs.

Additional Information

2018. Bahar-Fuchs A (CIA), Goodenough B, Castellani M, Sinnott R, Mancuso S, Lampit A, CIDER Group. CogTale: Triaging and curating evidence on cognitive interventions for knowledge translation in dementia research. Melbourne Medical School (MMS) Seed Grant Scheme ($25,000). 2017. Bahar-Fuchs A. Cognition-oriented treatments for older adults on the spectrum from cognitive health to dementia: Improving methodologies and outcomes. National Health & Medical Research Council – Boosting Dementia Leadership Fellowship 2018-2022 ($716,120). 2016 Bahar-Fuchs A. Cognitive Interventions Design, Evaluation, and Reporting (CIDER- A web-based repository of cognition-oriented treatment trials for older adults. Alzheimer’s Australia Research Foundation- Dementia Project Grant 2016 ($50,000). 2015 Bahar-Fuchs A. An International Working Group to enhance the standards of cognition-focused interventions for people at risk of dementia. Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, Knowledge Translation Kickstart Grant (

0,000) 2013 Bahar-Fuchs A. Computerised cognitive training in MCI patients. Alzheimer’s Australia Research Foundation- Dementia Project Grant 2014 ($49,925). 2013 Bahar-Fuchs A. Computerised cognitive training in MCI patients. Dementia Collaborative Research Centre – Early Detection and Prevention. Small Project Grant 2014 ($33,451) 2012 Bahar-Fuchs, A. Alzheimer’s Australia – Viertel Part-Funded Postdoctoral Fellowship 2013-2015 ($90,000) 2015 Bahar-Fuchs A. An International Working Group to enhance the standards of cognition-focussed interventions for people at risk of dementia. Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, Knowledge Translation Kickstart Grant (
0,000) 2015. Bahar-Fuchs A. Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, Travel Award ($3,000) 2014. Bahar-Fuchs A. Australian National University, Travel Award ($3,000) 2013. Bahar-Fuchs A. Cognitive training in older diabetic persons at risk of dementia. National Health & Medical Research Council – The Neil Hamilton Fairly Early Career Fellowship 2014-2018 ($334,866). 2013. Bahar-Fuchs A. Computerised cognitive training in MCI patients. Alzheimer’s Australia Research Foundation- Dementia Project Grant 2014 ($49,925). 2013. Bahar-Fuchs A. Computerised cognitive training in MCI patients. Dementia Collaborative Research Centre – Early Detection and Prevention. Small Project Grant 2014 ($33,451) 2013. Anstey K (PI), Cherbuin N, Bahar-Fuchs A, Farrow M. Adapting and evaluating an evidence-based dementia risk reduction program for use in primary care. Dementia Collaborative Research Centre – Early Detection and Prevention Small Project Grant 2014 ($75,000) 2012. Bahar-Fuchs, A. Alzheimer’s Australia – Viertel Part-Funded Postdoctoral Fellowship 2013-2015 ($90,000) 2012. Bahar-Fuchs, A. Alzheimer’s Australia -Rosemary Foundation Travel Fellowship 2012 ($6,400) 2012. Bahar-Fuchs, A. Winston Churchill Fellowship ($20,000) 2012. Bahar-Fuchs, A. Alzheimer’s Association Travel Fellowship (to attend the 2012 AAIC) 2011. Anstey, K., Cherbuin, N., Rebok, G & Bahar-Fuchs, A. Dementia Collaborative Research Centres “Dementia Prevention Project 3: Randomised controlled trial of a dementia risk reduction intervention” (
80,093) 2011. Bahar-Fuchs, A. ANU vice chancellor Travel Grant ($3,100)

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 10 most recent scholarly works by Alex Bahar-Fuchs.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2012

Receipient of a Churchill Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in 2012

Churchill Memorial Trust

2005

Recipient of the Monash International Research Scholarship (MIPRS)

Monash University

2004

Receipient of the Melbourne International Postgraduate Coursework Scholarship

University of Melbourne

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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Senior Research Fellow - Psychiatry Of Old Age

Psychiatry

Honorary

Melbourne School Of Psychological Sciences

Member Of Istaart And Chair Of The Non-Pharmacological Interventions Professional Interests Area (Npi-Pia)- 2016-2019

International Society for Advacement of Alzheimer's Research and Treatment

Education

Education


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Australian National University

Phd (Clinical neuropsychology)

Monash University

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts

Ben-Gurion University of The Negev

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