TOPIC: Perioperative Cognitive Disorders
Associate Professor; St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and University of Melbourne
BIOGRAPHY AND AREAS OF RESEARCH:
Lisbeth has a Masters in Biostatistics and a PhD in neuroscience and holds a NHMRC/ARC Dementia Research Fellowship through University of Melbourne. Lisbeth is Scientific Head of Research at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. She has many publications in basic research and in cognitive clinical research. Lisbeth is an invited speaker at many international conferences. Lisbeth founded and is current Co-Chair of the Perioperative Cognition Professional Interest Area (PIA) of the Alzheimer’s Association (US) and is an elected Director of the ISTAART Advisory council. She is Senior Editor for Anesthesia & Analgesia, and a reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals including NEJM, neurology and British Journal of Anaesthesia. She is the recipient of more than $5M in NHMRC project grants and other competitive funding. Lisbeth is Chair of the International nomenclature consensus working party which has revised postoperative cognitive disorders from research to clinical guidelines. Her main area of research interest is identifying the impact of surgery and anaesthesia on the cognitive trajectory of older individuals, and identifying preoperative interventions to reduce postoperative decline.