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Professor Andrew Pipingas

Professor and Head, Neurocognitive Ageing Research, Centre for Human Psychopharmacology
PhD, SUT, Australia; BAppSc(Dist), SIT, Australia

Biography

Professor Andrew Pipingas is a cognitive neuroscientist and Head of Neurocognitive Ageing Research at Swinburne’s Centre for Human Psychopharmacology.

His research covers the application of cognitive and neuroimaging methodologies in the study of neurocognition and brain ageing in both cognitively healthy and cognitively impaired individuals.

Dr Pipingas is also engaged in projects related to healthy brain ageing including nutritional, nutraceutical and lifestyle intervention studies in an older population.

Research interests

Medical Biophysics; Nutrition; Neuroscience; Psychological Measurement; Psychopharmacology

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Mediterranean diet and exercise to reduce cognitive decline and dementia risks in independently living older Australians: the MedWalk trial. : COMMENCING 2020 - Opportunities for research on a large NHMRC funded project  investigating relationships between diet/exercise and brain function using cognitive, mood and neuroimaging techniques. The student will need to apply for an Australian Research Training Program scholarship (due end of October 2019) Contact Andrew Pipingas

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Honours topics and outlines

1. Effects of nutraceutical supplementation on brain function and healthy brain ageing: Ongoing research evaluating the effects of nutraceutical interventions (vitamins, minerals, plant extracts, fish oil) on neurocognition using computerised cognitive, EEG and neuroimaging techniques. Blood markers, cardiovascular other variables are measured to help elucidate mechanisms of action.

2. Lifestyle interventions in an ageing population: Opportunities for research investigating relationships between diet/exercise and brain function using cognitive, mood and neuroimaging techniques. A number of these studies are longitudinal with assessments following a change to diet and physical activity in older Australians.

3. Cardiovascular function and brain health: Opportunities for research investigating relationships between cognitive and cardiovascular function in ageing. The effect of diet and exercise on these relationships.

Fields of Research

  • Psychology - 170100
  • Cognitive Sciences - 170200

Teaching areas

Medical Biophysics;Psychological Measurement;Psychopharmacology;Neuroscience

Publications

Also published as: Pipingas, Andrew; Pipingas, A.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: Efficacy of a Mediterranean diet and walking lifestyle intervention on reducing cognitive decline and risk of dementia in older Australians residing in retirement and independent living facilities: the MedWalk trial *; Boosting Dementia Research Grants Scheme (PR5)
  • 2018: Post prandial cognitive and vascular effects of DHA-rich omega-3 powder *; Clover Corporation Limited Fund Scheme
  • 2017: Modern diets and the maintenance of optimal mood and cognitive functioning through nutraceutical supplementation *; Swisse Wellness Group
  • 2016: Optimising technology to measure functional vision, mobility and serviceoutcomes for people with low vision or blindness *; Melbourne-Sarawak Collaborative Research Development Scheme
  • 2015: Cognitive Dysfunction Following Transient Ischemic Attach (TIA) *; Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Grants
  • 2014: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial investigating the effects of two nutraceutical combination formulas on mental fatigue, mood and neurocognitive performance in healthy adults *; LifeVantage Corporation
  • 2014: Brain oscillatory correlates of virtual spatial navigation in healthy and cognitively-impaired aging populations *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2013: Clinical trial looking at acute effects of multivitamins on mood and cognition *; Swisse Vitamins
  • 2013: Controlled Trials in 'At Risk' Humans to Establish the Cognitive Benefits of a Nutrient Mixture and Underlying Mechanisms of Action - the Cognitive Aging, Nutrition and Neurogenesis (C.A.N.N.) trial. *; Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory (CNLM) Grand Challange Grant App 2013
  • 2012: The Neurocognitive Effects of Lacprodan PL-20 in Elderly Participants with Age-Associated Memory Impairment *; Arla Foods Ingredients Group P / S (Denmark)
  • 2011: Post Doc Salary for projects: 1. clinical trial to investigate cognitive and cardiovascular effects of Co Enzyme Q10 2. investigating effects of Krill Oil on cognitive and cardiovascular function *; Swisse Vitamins Pty Ltd
  • 2011: The chronic effects of Bacopa Monniera on cognitive function in Alzheimer's patients - A pilot study *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2011: The effects of Swisse Ultivite on mood, stress, sleep and cognition in individuals aged 25-45 *; Swisse Vitamins Pty Ltd

* Chief Investigator


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