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Alex Bahar-Fuchs

Senior Research Fellow - Psychiatry Of Old Age
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
mild cognitive impairment
neurosciences & neurology
alzheimer's disease
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Alex Bahar-Fuchs

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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 Fellowshipfrom 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).

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


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

Churchill Memorial Trust


Recipient of the Monash International Research Scholarship (MIPRS)

Monash University


Receipient of the Melbourne International Postgraduate Coursework Scholarship

University of Melbourne





Senior Research Fellow - Psychiatry Of Old Age



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


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