Brain Ageing- Callisaya Group

Dementia and stroke are two of the leading causes of death and disability in older Australians. Even subtle changes in the ageing brain can lead to cognitive impairment, physical disability and adverse outcomes such as falls. The overall aim of our group is to reduce the burden of brain ageing and disability in older Australians.

To achieve this we are currently undertaking programmes to:

  1. Understand the risk factors, mechanisms and pathways of Type 2 Diabetes related dementia
  2. Examine the role of exercise in preserving brain health in Type 2 Diabetes
  3. Understand the relationship between brain ageing, physical function and falls
  4. Investigate novel ways of using technology to improve outcomes after stroke

Parent Theme

Research Projects

Related Funding Bodies

  • National Health and medical Research Council (NHMRC)
  • Alzheimer's Australia
  • Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation


Senior Members


  • Kate Butorac (Project Manager)
  • Kate Probert (Project Coordinator)
  • Adam Kane (Psychologist)
  • Marylyn Uren (Volunteer)
  • Jane Cato (Volunteer)
  • Wendy Davidson (Volunteer)
  • Dianne Bogus (Volunteer)
  • Veronica Griggs (Volunteer)
  • Chris Moran

Doctoral Students

  • Penny Veloudi
  • Chris Karaiyannis
  • Fateme Zabetiantarghi
  • Dawn Simpson

Internal Collaborators

External Collaborators

  • Professor Robyn Daly - Deakin University
  • Professor Tim Greenway - Federal Government
  • Professor Alun Hughes -Imperial College, London
  • Professor Stewart Smith- Southern Cross University
  • Associate Professor Richard Beare - Monash University
  • Associate Professor Coralie English - The University of Newcastle
  • Associate Professor Gerald Muench - University of Western Sydney
  • Associate Professor Thanh Phan - Monash University
  • Dr Toby Cumming-The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
  • Dr Justin Davies - Imperial College, London
  • Dr Amanda Wood - University of Birmingham

Related Publications

For a list of Dr Michele Callisaya's publications please click here

For a list of Professor Velandai Srikanth's publications please click here