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Dr Matthew Pase

NHMRC Sidney Sax Senior Research Fellow


Dr Matthew Pase is an NHMRC Sidney Sax Senior Research Fellow at Swinburne’s Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, a visiting Research Scholar at the Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine and an Investigator at the Framingham Heart Study.

As an investigator on numerous NIA R01 grants, Dr Pase is currently investigating risk factors for Alzheimer's disease, dementia, stroke, cerebral small vessel disease and cognitive impairment. His research is mostly focused on the Framingham Heart Study where he examines risk factors for incident dementia as well as MRI and neuropsychological-based markers of subclinical brain injury in a large population-based cohort.

Dr Pase has a strong interest in neuropsychology and is involved in overseeing neuropsychological assessments in the Framingham Heart Study Third Generation Cohort. His primary focus is in understanding vascular contributions to Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and cognitive impairment, and he is also interested in biomarkers to predict dementia, trends in neurological disease and understanding dietary and lifestyle-based approaches to reduce the burden of dementia.

Research interests

Neurology; Dementia; alzheimer's disease; Vascular Cognitive Impairment; Cerebrovascular Disease; Stroke; Neuropsychology; Nutrition; Risk Factors; Biomarkers; Hypertension; Cardiovascular Health; Aortic Stiffness

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Neurology And Neuromuscular Diseases - 110904
  • Epidemiology - 111706


  • 2015, National, Sydney Sax Overseas Early Career Fellowship, NHMRC
  • 2014, Swinburne, Best PhD Thesis of 2014, Swinburne University
  • 2013, National, Sir Robert Menzies Allied Health Scholar, Menzies Foundation
  • 2012, International, New Investigator Conference Award, International Society of Hypertension
  • 2012, National, New Invesigator Abstract Award, Science of Nutriton in Medicine
  • 2010, International, Templeton Foundation Prize, International Society for Intelligence Research


Also published as: Pase, Matthew; Pase, M.; Pase, M. P.; Pase, Matthew P.; Pase, Matthew Paul
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: Evaluation of Health Outcomes for the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge (Student Wilson Low) *; Faculty of Health, Arts and Design - Internal Contributions
  • 2015: Cognitive Dysfunction Following Transient Ischemic Attach (TIA) *; Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Grants
  • 2015: Vascular risk factors for incident dementia and brain ageing *; NHMRC Early Career Fellowship
  • 2012: The effects of dietary supplements on cognitive performance (PhD scholarship for Matthew Pase) *; Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship in Allied Health Sciences

* Chief Investigator

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