Perminder Sachdev


The level of activity in the resting brain has a direct link to the ability to do well on cognitive tests, according to new research from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at UNSW Sydney.


Over 55s with mild cognitive impairment can improve their brain function with high-intensity strength training, a new study has revealed.


Both genetic and environmental factors determine someone's personality. Genes account for up to 50% and unique environmental experiences make up the rest, writes Perminder Sachdev.


An international study of twins aged 65 and older has unlocked important clues about how genes influence the development of key grey matter structures, paving the way for a genetic blueprint of the human brain. 

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The potential for blood-based diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is excellent, but we have much further to travel, write Anne Poljak and Perminder Sachdev.


Nine UNSW researchers have been elected as fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. 


UNSW researchers have received close to $18 million in NHMRC funding, the top result in NSW and second best nationally.


A UNSW research initiative to harness 'big data' to defeat dementia has received financial backing from corporate Australia, raising hopes of further insights into the disease.

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Dementia rates may be falling but the downward trend won’t go on forever, warns Perminder Sachdev. 

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Only two Australians were involved in the highest-level negotiations about what to include in the fifth edition of psychiatry’s bible the DSM – and both were from UNSW.