Project Details

The Imaging research in the Healthy Ageing Program uses Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), Diffusion Tensor (DT) imaging and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) data from the Women's Healthy Ageing Project to examine age-related changes in brain function and size.

Our current Imaging projects include:

  • White matter hyperintensities
  • The early detection of age associated diseases
  • Amyloid accrual


  • Associate Professor Jodie Gawryluk
  • Dr Rowa Aljondi
  • Dr Ebrahim Hassan
  • Ashleigh Parker
  • Alec Jamieson

Research Publications

  • Aljondi, R., Szoeke, C., Steward, C., Yates, P., & Desmond, P. (2019). A decade of changes in brain volume and cognition. Brain imaging and behavior13(2), 554-563. doi: 10.1007/s11682-018-9887-z
  • McCluskey, G. E., Yates, P., Villemagne, V. L., Rowe, C., & Szoeke, C. E. (2018). Self-reported confusion is related to global and regional β-amyloid: data from the Women’s healthy ageing project. Brain imaging and behavior12(1), 78-86. doi: 10.1007/s11682-016-9668-5
  • Ellis, K. A., Rowe, C. C., Szoeke, C. E., Villemagne, V. L., Ames, D., Chételat, G., ... & Raniga, P. (2011). Advances in structural and molecular neuroimaging in Alzheimer's disease. Medical Journal of Australia194, S20-S23. doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2011.tb02938.x
  • Merkel, B., Steward, C., Vivash, L., Malpas, C. B., Phal, P., Moffat, B. A., ... & Lai, M. M. (2015). Semi‐automated hippocampal segmentation in people with cognitive impairment using an age appropriate template for registration. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging42(6), 1631-1638. doi: 10.1002/jmri.24966
  • Kerestes, R., Phal, P. M., Steward, C., Moffat, B. A., Salinas, S., Cox, K. L., ... & Masters, C. L. (2015). Alterations in dorsal and ventral posterior cingulate connectivity in APOE ε4 carriers at risk of Alzheimer's disease. BJPsych open1(2), 139-148. doi: 10.1192/bjpo.bp.115.001339

Research Group

Healthy Ageing Program

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Women's Health, Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Musculoskeletal , Cardiometabolic

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