Brendan is Associate Professor and staff anaesthetist who has driven the research of this centre since its inception. Brendan is recognised as a leader in the field of cognitive research and anaesthesia. Brendan is Principal Investigator of a number of studies, including the NHMRC funded ANTIPODES Trial, the AHEAD study and the ACE Study.
David is Associate Professor and Director of the Department of Anaesthesia. David has a keen interest in pain and cognition and has established research in both fields. David is Principal Investigator of a number of studies, including the NHMRC funded CISCO, AHEAD and DIRECT Studies.
Lis has a science background in clinical research and biostatistics. Her PhD investigated the short and long-term cognitive and functional impact of surgery and anaesthesia, in particular considering progression to dementia in the long-term. Lis oversees clinical research in the Department of Anaesthesia, and specifically manages the cognitive research team. Lis is Principal Investigator of a number of studies, including the NHMRC funded AHEAD study.
Sarah has a science background and co-ordinates the ACE Study. This study is investigating the cognitive and behavioural outcomes following total hip joint replacement surgery compared with patients who do not undergo surgery for hip pain, in people aged 60 years or more.
Frank has a science background and helps co-ordinate the CAPACITY study. This study is looking at possible links between proteins found in cerebrospinal fluid and changes in memory after surgery. Patients involved in this study are over 60 years of age and are having Total Hip Joint Replacements or Total Knee Joint Replacements.