Staff profile - Matthew Lewis

Dr Matthew Lewis

Position: Research Fellow
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Psychology
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92445553 +61 3 92445553
Email: matthew.lewis@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography

Dr Matthew Lewis is a researcher who has an interest in the relationship between ageing and cognition and the factors that can affect this relationship.  He has worked in industry as well as academic and healthcare settings in a range of research roles.  A common thread through this work is the investigation of factors that affect successful cognitive function in people as they age and factors that affect people who have been diagnosed with dementia.  Dr Lewis has been employed in the Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Ageing Well, Aging Productively group to conduct research focusing on issues surrounding ageing and dementia.  He will work with colleagues in the School of Psychology on existing work surrounding ageing and will pursue new opportunities with colleagues and external partners.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University, 2006


Academic

Knowledge areas

- ageing

- dementia

- health and cognition

- advance care planning dementia


Awards

Awards and prizes

2011 - IgNobel prize for medicine.  Lewis, M S, Snyder, P. J., Pietrzak, R. H., Darby, D., Feldman, R. A., & Maruff, P. (2011). The effect of acute increase in urge to void on cognitive function in healthy adults. Neurourology and Urodynamics


Research

Research interests

-       Methods to better assist older people with dementia, and their families, in the health care service.

-       The link between cardiovascular risk, diet and physical activity and brain function.

-       The intersection between physical health, cognitive health and mental health


Publications

Publications

Key publications:

-       Lewis, M S, Snyder, P. J., Pietrzak, R. H., Darby, D., Feldman, R. A., & Maruff, P. (2011). The effect of acute increase in urge to void on cognitive function in healthy adults. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 30, 183–187. doi:10.1002/nau.20963

-       Lewis, M., Maruff, P., & Silbert, B. (2004). Statistical and conceptual issues in defining post-operative cognitive dysfunction. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 28, 433–440. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2004.05.002

-       Lewis, Matthew S, Maruff, P., Silbert, B. S., Evered, L. A., & Scott, D. A. (2006). Detection of postoperative cognitive decline after coronary artery bypass graft surgery is affected by the number of neuropsychological tests in the assessment battery. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 81, 2097–2104. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2006.01.044

-       Lewis, Matthew S., Maruff, P. T., & Silbert, B. S. (2005). Examination of the use of cognitive domains in postoperative cognitive dysfunction after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 80, 910–916. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2005.03.098


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