Cognitive Interventions Technologies and Evaluation

Research Overview

We are a group of clinicians and methodologists aiming to develop, evaluate and study the mechanisms of effective cognition-oriented treatments across the lifespan and brain disorders.

Our work combines clinical trials, advanced meta-analytical techniques, methods research and technology development to help us understand:

  • How can cognitive treatments best support cognition and function in healthy people and those with cognitive impairments?
  • What are the biopsychosocial mechanisms that underpin cognitive treatment gains?
  • How can emerging technologies be used to optimise the benefits of cognitive treatments?
  • How to effectively combine cognitive and other evidence-based treatments (e.g., physical exercise and behaviour change) for best outcomes?
  • What are the most appropriate trial methodologies to advance research on cognitive interventions?
  • How can evidence synthesis methods be used to answer key clinical questions regarding the effects of cognitive treatments?



  • NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR)
  • CR Roper Faculty Trust, Faculty, MDHS UoM
  • The University of Melbourne – Berlin University Alliance

Research Publications

TOP 5 publications

Sikkes SA, […], Lampit A, Laver K, Lutz A, Lautenschlager NT, […], on behalf of the ISTAART Non-pharmacological Interventions Professional Interest Area, Bahar-Fuchs A. Toward a theory-based specification of NON-PHARMACOLOGICAL treatments in aging and dementia: Focused reviews and methodological recommendations. Alzheimer's & Dementia 2020. PubMed

Malmberg Gavelin H, Lampit A, Hallock H, Sabat├ęs J, Bahar-Fuchs A. Cognition-oriented treatments for older adults: A systematic overview of systematic reviews. Neuropsychology Review 2020;30(2):167-193. PubMed

Bahar-Fuchs A, Barendse MEA, Bloom R, Ravona-Springer R, Heymann A, Dabush H, Bar L, Slater-Barkan S, Rassovsky Y, Schnaider Beeri M. Computerized Cognitive Training for Older Adults at Higher Dementia Risk due to Diabetes: Findings From a Randomized Controlled Trial. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A 2019;75(4):747-754. PubMed

Hill N, Mowszowski L, Naismith S, Chadwick V, Valenzuela M, Lampit A (2017). Computerized Cognitive Training in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment or Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The American Journal of Psychiatry 174:329-340. PubMed

Lampit A, Hallock H, Valenzuela M. Computerized cognitive training in cognitively healthy older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis of effect modifiers. PLoS Medicine 2014;11: e1001756 PubMed

Research Projects

This Research Group doesn't currently have any projects

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Ageing

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Dr Amit Lampit

Department / Centre

Psychiatry , Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age

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