Dr Helen Macpherson

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exer & Nutr Sciences

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Science, Swinburne Univ. of Technology, 2012
Bachelor of Science (Honours), Swinburne Univ. of Technology, 2007
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Swinburne Univ. of Technology, 2005

Contact

Biography

Dr Helen Macpherson is leading a program of dementia prevention research at Deakin University. Her work encompasses the identification and modification of health and lifestyle determinants of dementia risk, assessment of neurocognitive ageing and early detection of dementia and cognitive decline. She has received > $4 million funding to support this research. Dr Macpherson has expertise in the design and conduct of randomised controlled trials. She also has experience working with large population-based data sets. She is currently supervising several PhD students using various neuroimaging techniques to study age-related changes in cognition.


Drawing on her background in cognitive neuroscience and psychology, Dr Macpherson’s work is contributing to the important knowledge that dementia risk can be reduced by targeting health behaviours.

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Biography summary

2022-2024       MRFF funded Senior Research Fellow, Deakin University
2016 -2022      NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship.          Deakin University
2015 -2016  Faculty of Health Research Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Deakin University.
2012-2015  Industry funded Postdoctoral researcher. Swinburne University

Knowledge areas

Cognitive ageing and dementia; Cognitive neuroscience; Lifestyle interventions to combat cognitive decline; The impact of diet and exercise on brain health; Risk factors for dementia; Neuroimaging; Cognitive assement; Early detection of dementia

Conferences

Invited conference presentations (selected)

Macpherson, H. Cognitive Decline Emerging Treatments & Trends Forum at the 14th Annual National Dementia Conference, Melbourne Australia, June 21-22, 2023.

Macpherson, H. The association between the Mediterranean diet, dementia risk and depression.  AAOCS Mediterranean Diet workshop, World Congress of Fats and Oils, Sydney. Australia, February 9, 2020,

Macpherson, H. Multi-domain dietary and exercise interventions to enhance cognition in older people. Lifestyle Medicine Conference. Sydney Australia, September 15- 17, 2017.

Macpherson, H., and Daly, R. 2016. A multi-faceted intervention to enhance cognition in older people at risk of cognitive decline. Rapid oral presentation at the Australian Dementia Forum, Brisbane, Australia, May 1-3, 2016.

Professional activities

Professional Memberships

2017- Current: Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society

2016- Current: NHMRC National Institute for Dementia  Research (NNIDR)

2013- Current: Society for Neuroscience
 

Awards

2022 IPAN Stakeholder Engagement award to a Senior Researcher

2018 Co-authored paper Kennedy, G., Hardman, R. J., Macpherson, H., Scholey, A. B., & Pipingas, A. 2016. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. 55 (1), 1 -18 was awarded the 2018 Alzheimer Award for best paper published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease ($7500).

2016- Deakin University Vice Chancellors Early Career Research award

2016 - CASS Foundation travel award to attend 2016 Organisation of Human Brain Mapping meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, June 26-30

2016 - NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship. A multi-faceted intervention to enhance cognition in older people at risk of cognitive decline.

2015- 2 year Health Research Postdoctoral research Fellowship, Deakin University, Melbourne Australia.

2013- Travel Fellowship to attend 2013 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Boston, Massachusetts, United States 

Projects

Current projects in 2024

MRFF Dementia Ageing and Aged Care Mission. Implementing innovative technology promoting self-awareness of brain health and self-determination in obtaining a timely dementia diagnosis


Dementia Australian Research Foundation. Feasibility and pilot randomised controlled trial of a co-designed home-based personalised rehabilitative strategy program delivered via Voice-Controlled Intelligent Personal Assistants in older adults aged 60 years and older with mild cognitive impairment and/or dementia


NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Grant. Mediterranean diet and exercise to reduce cognitive decline and dementia risks in independently living older Australians: the MedWalk randomised controlled trial


Deakin University Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition project seed funding. Investigating the impact of social isolation on mood, cognition and physical activity

Publications

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2024

Towards Consistency in Dietary Pattern Scoring: Standardising Scoring Workflows for Mediterranean, DASH, and MIND Diets Using 24-Hour Recall and Two Variations of a Food Frequency Questionnaire

L Arnoldy, S Gauci, A Lassemillante, J Verster, H Macpherson, A Minihane, A Scholey, A Pipingas, D White

(2024), pp. 1-58, British Journal of Nutrition, England, C1-1

journal article
2023

Associations of Bioavailable Serum Testosterone With Cognitive Function in Older Men: Results From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

P Giannos, K Prokopidis, D Church, B Kirk, P Morgan, M Lochlainn, H Macpherson, D Woods, T Ispoglou

(2023), Vol. 78, pp. 151-157, The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, United States, C1

journal article

Associations between total dairy, high-fat dairy and low-fat dairy intake, and depressive symptoms: findings from a population-based cross-sectional study

M Hockey, M Mohebbi, T Tolmunen, S Hantunen, T Tuomainen, H Macpherson, F Jacka, J Virtanen, T Rocks, A Ruusunen

(2023), Vol. 62, pp. 227-237, European Journal of Nutrition, C1

journal article

Handgrip strength is associated with learning and verbal fluency in older men without dementia: insights from the NHANES

K Prokopidis, P Giannos, T Ispoglou, B Kirk, O Witard, Y Dionyssiotis, D Scott, H Macpherson, G Duque, M Isanejad

(2023), Vol. 45, pp. 1049-1058, GeroScience, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Mediterranean diet adherence is associated with lower dementia risk, independent of genetic predisposition: findings from the UK Biobank prospective cohort study

O Shannon, J Ranson, S Gregory, H Macpherson, C Milte, M Lentjes, A Mulligan, C McEvoy, A Griffiths, J Matu, T Hill, A Adamson, M Siervo, A Minihane, G Muniz-Tererra, C Ritchie, J Mathers, D Llewellyn, E Stevenson

(2023), Vol. 21, pp. 1-13, BMC Medicine, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The association of dietary and nutrient patterns on neurocognitive decline: A systematic review of MRI and PET studies

L Arnoldy, S Gauci, L Young, W Marx, H Macpherson, A Pipingas, O Civier, D White

(2023), Vol. 87, pp. 1-30, Ageing Research Reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Unlocking Modifiable Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease: Does the Oral Microbiome Hold Some of the Keys?

Amy Loughman, Christina Adler, Helen Macpherson

(2023), Vol. 92, pp. 1111-1129, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Leiden, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Impaired muscle function, including its decline, is related to greater long-term late-life dementia risk in older women

S Radavelli-Bagatini, H Macpherson, D Scott, R Daly, J Hodgson, S Laws, K Zhu, R Prince, J Lewis, M Sim

(2023), Vol. 14, pp. 1508-1519, Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Differences in the gut microbiome across typical ageing and in Parkinson's disease

N Nuzum, E Szymlek-Gay, S Loke, S Dawson, W Teo, A Hendy, A Loughman, H Macpherson

(2023), Vol. 235, Neuropharmacology, C1

journal article

The Impact of Loneliness and Social Isolation on Cognitive Aging: A Narrative Review

J Guarnera, E Yuen, H Macpherson

(2023), Vol. 7, pp. 699-714, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Reports, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

A Mediterranean Diet and Walking Intervention to Reduce Cognitive Decline and Dementia Risk in Independently Living Older Australians: The MedWalk Randomized Controlled Trial Experimental Protocol, Including COVID-19 Related Modifications and Baseline Characteristics

Andrew Pipingas, Karen Murphy, Courtney Davis, Catherine Itsiopoulos, Michael Kingsley, Andrew Scholey, Helen Macpherson, Leonie Segal, Jeff Breckon, Anne-Marie Minihane, Denny Meyer, Edward Ogden, Kathryn Dyer, Emily Eversteyn, Roy Hardman, Kaylass Poorun, Keri Justice, Maher Hana, Jonathan Buckley, David White, Kade Davison, Jessie Clark, Ella Bracci, Greg Kennedy

(2023), Vol. 96, pp. 409-427, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2022

To the Gut Microbiome and Beyond: The Brain-First or Body-First Hypothesis in Parkinson's Disease

N Nuzum, A Loughman, E Szymlek-Gay, W Teo, A Hendy, H Macpherson

(2022), Vol. 13, Frontiers in Microbiology, C1

journal article

The influence of adiposity on the interactions between strength, physical function and cognition among older adults in the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle (AusDiab) study

N Mundell, P Sethi, K Anstey, H Macpherson, D Dunstan, S Fraser, R Daly

(2022), Vol. 22, BMC Geriatrics, England, C1

journal article

Nonfermented Dairy Intake, but Not Fermented Dairy Intake, Associated with a Higher Risk of Depression in Middle-Age and Older Finnish Men

M Hockey, E Hoare, M Mohebbi, T Tolmunen, S Hantunen, T Tuomainen, H Macpherson, H Staudacher, F Jacka, J Virtanen, T Rocks, A Ruusunen

(2022), Vol. 152, pp. 1916-1926, Journal of Nutrition, C1

journal article

Effects of a multicomponent resistance-based exercise program with protein, vitamin D and calcium supplementation on cognition in men with prostate cancer treated with ADT: Secondary analysis of a 12-month randomised controlled trial

N Mundell, P Owen, J Dalla Via, H MacPherson, R Daly, P Livingston, T Rantalainen, S Foulkes, J Millar, D Murphy, S Fraser

(2022), Vol. 12, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article

Effects of a 6-Month Multifaceted Diet and Exercise Intervention on Cognition in Older Adults at Risk of Cognitive Decline: The PONDER Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial

H MacPherson, S Brownell, E Harris, R Duckham, S O'Connell, B Meyer, S Mirzaee, R Daly

(2022), Vol. 89, pp. 247-263, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Netherlands, C1

journal article
2021

Mediterranean diet and its components: potential to optimize cognition across the lifespan

Sarah Gauci, Lauren Young, Helen Macpherson, David White, Sarah Benson, Andrew Pipingas, Andrew Scholey

(2021), pp. 293-306, Nutraceuticals in Brain Health and Beyond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1

book chapter

Sex-dependent association between selenium status and cognitive performance in older adults

B R. Cardoso, D Hare, H Macpherson

(2021), Vol. 60, pp. 1153-1159, European Journal of Nutrition, Germany, C1

journal article

Altered prefrontal cortex responses in older adults with subjective memory complaints and dementia during dual-task gait: An fNIRS study

W Teo, T Rantalainen, N Nuzum, L Valente, H Macpherson

(2021), Vol. 53, pp. 1324-1333, European Journal of Neuroscience, France, C1

journal article

Omega-3 Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: Are They Beneficial for Physical and Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults?

R Erhardt, B Cardoso, B Meyer, S Brownell, S O’Connell, S Mirzaee, R Duckham, H Macpherson

(2021), Vol. 25, pp. 454-461, Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, France, C1

journal article

The Central Mechanisms of Resistance Training and Its Effects on Cognitive Function

Z Chow, A Moreland, H Macpherson, W Teo

(2021), Vol. 51, pp. 2483-2506, Sports Medicine, New Zealand, C1

journal article

Associations of Diet Quality with Midlife Brain Volume: Findings from the UK Biobank Cohort Study

H Macpherson, S McNaughton, K Lamb, C Milte

(2021), Vol. 84, pp. 79-90, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Inhibition, excitation and bilateral transfer following a unilateral complex finger-tapping task in young and older adults

N Nuzum, W Teo, H Macpherson, A Loughman, E Szymlek-Gay, A Hendy

(2021), Vol. 54, pp. 6608-6617, European Journal of Neuroscience, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Does androgen deprivation impact associations between cognition and strength, fitness and function in community-dwelling men with prostate cancer? A cross-sectional study

N Mundell, P Owen, J Dalla Via, H Macpherson, R Daly, S Fraser

(2021), Vol. 11, BMJ Open, C1

journal article
2020

Gut microbiota differences between healthy older adults and individuals with Parkinson's disease: a systematic review

N Nuzum, A Loughman, E Szymlek-Gay, A Hendy, W Teo, H Macpherson

(2020), Vol. 112, pp. 227-241, Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Modelling Modifiable Predictors of Age-Related Cognitive Decline: Exercise, Aortic Stiffness, and the Importance of Physical Fitness

Greg Kennedy, Denny Meyer, Roy Hardman, Helen Macpherson, Andrew Scholey, Andrew Pipingas

(2020), Vol. 4, pp. 79-89, JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE REPORTS, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Laboratory-based gait variability and habitual gait entropy do not differentiate community-dwelling older adults from those with subjective memory complaints

T Rantalainen, W Teo, N Ridgers, N Nuzum, L Valente, H Macpherson

(2020), Vol. 80, pp. 20-25, Gait and posture, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Findings of a Pilot Study Investigating the Effects of Mediterranean Diet and Aerobic Exercise on Cognition in Cognitively Healthy Older People Living Independently within Aged-Care Facilities: The Lifestyle Intervention in Independent Living Aged Care (LIILAC) Study

R Hardman, D Meyer, G Kennedy, H MacPherson, A Scholey, A Pipingas

(2020), Vol. 4, Current Developments in Nutrition, United States, C1

journal article
2019

Examining the relationship between nutrition and cerebral structural integrity in older adults without dementia

J Reddan, H Macpherson, D White, A Scholey, A Pipingas

(2019), Vol. 32, pp. 79-98, Nutrition research reviews, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

The Australian Research Council Longevity Intervention (ARCLI) study protocol (ANZCTR12611000487910) addendum: Neuroimaging and gut microbiota protocol 11 Medical and Health Sciences 1103 Clinical Sciences 11 Medical and Health Sciences 1109 Neurosciences

T Simpson, S Deleuil, N Echeverria, M Komanduri, H MacPherson, C Suo, S Gondalia, M Fard, A Pipingas, A Scholey, C Stough

(2019), Vol. 18, Nutrition Journal, England, C1

journal article

High intensity aerobic exercise does not prime the brain for anodal transcranial direct current stimulation

A Hendy, H Macpherson, N Nuzum, P Della Gatta, S Alexander, K Hoy, P Enticott, W Teo

(2019), Vol. 12, pp. 1086-1088, Brain Stimulation, United States, C1

journal article

Multifaceted intervention to enhance cognition in older people at risk of cognitive decline: Study protocol for the Protein Omega-3 and Vitamin D Exercise Research (PONDER) study

H Macpherson, S Brownell, R Duckham, B Meyer, S Mirzaee, R Daly

(2019), Vol. 9, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article

COQ10 and cognition a review and study protocol for a 90-day randomized controlled trial investigating the cognitive effects of ubiquinol in the healthy elderly

C Stough, M Nankivell, D Camfield, N Perry, A Pipingas, H Macpherson, K Wesnes, R Ou, D Hare, J De Haan, G Head, P Lansjoen, A Langsjoen, B Tan, M Pase, R King, R Rowsell, O Zwalf, Y Rathner, M Cooke, F Rosenfeldt

(2019), Vol. 11, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2018

The association between adherence to a Mediterranean style diet and cognition in older people: the impact of medication

R Hardman, D Meyer, G Kennedy, H Macpherson, A Scholey, A Pipingas

(2018), Vol. 37, pp. 2156-2165, Clinical nutrition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Glycerophospholipid supplementation as a potential intervention for supporting cerebral structure in older adults

J Reddan, D White, H Macpherson, A Scholey, A Pipingas

(2018), Vol. 10, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Magnetic resonance imaging for assessment of cerebrovascular reactivity and its relationship to cognition: A systematic review

S Catchlove, A Pipingas, M Hughes, H Macpherson

(2018), Vol. 19, BMC Neuroscience, England, C1

journal article

An investigation of cerebral oxygen utilization, blood flow and cognition in healthy aging

S Catchlove, H Macpherson, M Hughes, Y Chen, T Parrish, A Pipingas

(2018), Vol. 13, PLoS ONE, United States, C1

journal article

Physical fitness and aortic stiffness explain the reduced cognitive performance associated with increasing age in older people

Greg Kennedy, Denny Meyer, Roy Hardman, Helen Macpherson, Andrew Scholey, Andrew Pipingas

(2018), Vol. 63, pp. 1307-1316, Journal of alzheimer’s disease, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Regional Cerebrovascular Reactivity and Cognitive Performance in Healthy Aging

S Catchlove, T Parrish, Y Chen, H Macpherson, M Hughes, A Pipingas

(2018), Vol. 12, Journal of Experimental Neuroscience, United States, C1

journal article

Sensory manipulation results in increased dorsolateral prefrontal cortex activation during static postural balance in sedentary older adults: An fNIRS study

W Teo, A Goodwill, A Hendy, M Muthalib, H Macpherson

(2018), Vol. 8, Brain and Behavior, United States, C1

journal article
2017

How Does Exercise Reduce the Rate of Age-Associated Cognitive Decline? A Review of Potential Mechanisms

G Kennedy, R Hardman, H MacPherson, A Scholey, A Pipingas

(2017), Vol. 55, pp. 1-18, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Cognitive decline in prostate cancer patients undergoing ADT: A potential role for exercise training

N Mundell, R Daly, H Macpherson, S Fraser

(2017), Vol. 24, pp. R145-R155, Endocrine-Related Cancer, England, C1

journal article

A life-long approach to physical activity for brain health

H Macpherson, W Teo, L Schneider, A Smith

(2017), Vol. 9, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Brain functional alterations in Type 2 Diabetes - A systematic review of fMRI studies

H Macpherson, M Formica, E Harris, R Daly

(2017), Vol. 47, pp. 34-46, Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, United States, C1

journal article
2016

No effect of multivitamin supplementation on central blood pressure in healthy older people: a randomized controlled trial

E Harris, R Rowsell, A Pipingas, H Macpherson

(2016), Vol. 246, pp. 236-242, Atherosclerosis, Shannon, Ireland, C1

journal article

Adherence to a Mediterranean-Style Diet and Effects on Cognition in Adults: A Qualitative Evaluation and Systematic Review of Longitudinal and Prospective Trials

R Hardman, G Kennedy, H Macpherson, A Scholey, A Pipingas

(2016), Vol. 3, Frontiers in Nutrition, Switzerland, C1

journal article

The Effects of Four-Week Multivitamin Supplementation on Mood in Healthy Older Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial

H Macpherson, R Rowsell, K Cox, J Reddan, D Meyer, A Scholey, A Pipingas

(2016), Vol. 2016, Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, United States, C1

journal article
2015

The influence of the Mediterranean diet on cognitive health

H Macpherson, J Lee, L Villalon, M Pase, A Pipingas, A Scholey

(2015), pp. 81-89, Mediterranean diet: an evidence-based approach, Cambridge, Mass., B1-1

book chapter

Glucose administration and cognitive function: differential effects of age and effort during a dual task paradigm in younger and older adults.

H Macpherson, B Roberstson, S Sünram-Lea, C Stough, D Kennedy, A Scholey

(2015), Vol. 232, pp. 1135-1142, Psychopharmacology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Switching to a 10-day Mediterranean-style diet improves mood and cardiovascular function in a controlled crossover study

J Lee, M Pase, A Pipingas, J Raubenheimer, M Thurgood, L Villalon, H Macpherson, A Gibbs, A Scholey

(2015), Vol. 31, pp. 647-652, Nutrition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Acute mood but not cognitive improvements following administration of a single multivitamin and mineral supplement in healthy women aged 50 and above : a randomised controlled trial

H Macpherson, R Rowsell, K Cox, A Scholey, A Pipingas

(2015), Vol. 37, pp. 1-10, Age, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

A randomised controlled trial investigating the effects of Mediterranean diet and aerobic exercise on cognition in cognitively healthy older people living independently within aged care facilities: the Lifestyle Intervention in Independent Living Aged Care (LIILAC) study protocol [ACTRN12614001133628].

R Hardman, G Kennedy, H Macpherson, A Scholey, A Pipingas

(2015), Vol. 14, pp. 1-10, Nutrition journal, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Improved blood biomarkers but no cognitive effects from 16 weeks of multivitamin supplementation in healthy older adults

E Harris, H Macpherson, A Pipingas

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 3796-3812, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article

The acute and sub-chronic effects of cocoa flavanols on mood, cognitive and cardiovascular health in young healthy adults: a randomized, controlled trial.

L Massee, K Ried, M Pase, N Travica, J Yoganathan, A Scholey, H Macpherson, G Kennedy, A Sali, A Pipingas

(2015), Vol. 6, pp. 93-93, Frontiers in Pharmacology, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article

Hippocampal involvement in glucose facilitation of recognition memory: event-related potential components in a dual-task paradigm

Andrew Scholey, David Camfield, Helen Macpherson, Lauren Owen, Philip Nguyen, Con Stough, Leigh Riby

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 9-20, Nutrition and aging, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2014

Effects of multivitamin, mineral and herbal supplement on cognition in younger adults and the contribution of B group vitamins

A Pipingas, D Camfield, C Stough, A Scholey, K Cox, D White, J Sarris, A Sali, H Macpherson

(2014), Vol. 29, pp. 73-82, Human psychopharmacology: clinical and experimental, Chichester, England, C1-1

journal article

Age-related changes to the neural correlates of working memory which emerge after midlife

H Macpherson, D White, K Ellis, C Stough, D Camfield, R Silberstein, A Pipingas

(2014), Vol. 6, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article

Establishing reference values for central blood pressure and its amplification in a general healthy population and according to cardiovascular risk factors

A Herbert, J Cruickshank, S Laurent, P Boutouyrie, H Macpherson

(2014), Vol. 35, pp. 3122-3133, European heart journal, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2013

Neurocognition and micronutrients in the elderly

H Macpherson

(2013), pp. 43-70, Advances in Natural Medicines, Nutraceuticals and Neurocognition, B1-1

book chapter

Blood pressure and cognitive function: the role of central aortic and brachial pressures

M Pase, C Stough, N Grima, E Harris, H Macpherson, A Scholey, A Pipingas

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 2173-2181, Psychological science, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Multivitamin-multimineral supplementation and mortality: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

H Macpherson, A Pipingas, M Pase

(2013), Vol. 97, pp. 437-444, American journal of clinical nutrition, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal article

Glucose enhancement of recognition memory: differential effects on effortful processing but not aspects of 'remember-know' responses

A Scholey, H Macpherson, S Sünram-Lea, J Elliott, C Stough, D Kennedy

(2013), Vol. 64, pp. 544-549, Neuropharmacology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2012

Neurocognitive effects of multivitamin supplementation on the steady state visually evoked potential (SSVEP) measure of brain activity in elderly women

H Macpherson, R Silberstein, A Pipingas

(2012), Vol. 107, pp. 346-354, Physiology and behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Effects of a multivitamin, mineral and herbal supplement on cognition and blood biomarkers in older men: a randomised, placebo-controlled trial

E Harris, H Macpherson, L Vitetta, J Kirk, A Sali, A Pipingas

(2012), Vol. 27, pp. 370-377, Human psychopharmacology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Improved processing speed: online computer-based cognitive training in older adults

T Simpson, D Camfield, A Pipingas, H Macpherson, C Stough

(2012), Vol. 38, pp. 445-458, Educational gerontology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

The effects of multivitamins on cognitive performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis

N Grima, M Pase, H Macpherson, A Pipingas

(2012), Vol. 29, pp. 561-569, Journal of alzheimer's disease, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Memory improvements in elderly women following 16 weeks treatment with a combined multivitamin, mineral and herbal supplement: a randomized controlled trial

H Macpherson, K Ellis, A Sali, A Pipingas

(2012), Vol. 220, pp. 351-365, Psychopharmacology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article
2009

A steady state visually evoked potential investigation of memory and ageing

H Macpherson, A Pipingas, R Silberstein

(2009), Vol. 69, pp. 571-579, Brain and cognition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

A multi-faceted intervention to enhance cognition in older people at risk of cognitive decline

Dr Helen Macpherson, Prof Robin Daly

NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowships Scheme

  • 2020: $55,553
  • 2019: $108,425
  • 2018: $156,833
  • 2017: $204,112
  • 2016: $112,972

Eating patterns: How do they interact with activity, sleep and mood?

Prof Sarah McNaughton, Prof David Dunstan, Dr Charli Sargent, Prof Tony Worsley, Dr Helen Macpherson

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2019: $219,934
  • 2018: $149,302
  • 2017: $141,935

Exploration of the associations between cognitive performance, and dual-tasking, gait, and physical performance in community-dwelling older adults and individuals with Alzheimer's

Dr Helen Macpherson, Dr Timo Rantalainen, Dr Wei-Peng Teo

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation Project Grants

  • 2018: $5,000
  • 2017: $45,000

Feasibility and pilot randomised controlled trial of a co-designed home-based personalised rehabilitative strategy program delivered via Voice-Controlled Intelligent Personal Assistants in older adult

Dr Paul Jansons, A/Prof Michele Callisaya, Dr Helen Macpherson, A/Prof David Scott

Dementia Australia Research Foundation - Project Grant

  • 2023: $30,000
  • 2022: $45,000

Implementing innovative technology promoting self-awareness of brain health and self-determination in obtaining a timely dementia diagnosis

Prof Alison Hutchinson, Dr Helen Macpherson, Prof Tracey Bucknall, Prof Rajesh Vasa, A/Prof Bernice Redley, Dr Jessica Rivera Villicana, Prof Liliana Orellana, Prof Kon Mouzakis

MRFF (NHMRC) - Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Grant Opportunity

  • 2022: $1,044,161

Industry and Other Funding

PhD Scholarship - The association between dairy consumption and mood and cognition

Prof Felice Jacka, Miss Meghan Hockey, Dr Anu Ruusunen, Dr Helen Macpherson, Dr Tetyana Rocks

Australian Rotary Health PhD scholarship

  • 2023: $3,000
  • 2021: $18,000
  • 2020: $18,000
  • 2019: $11,250

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2022

Nathan Nuzum

Thesis entitled: Gut microbiota and lifestyle factors across ageing and Parkinson¿s disease

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2022

Meghan Hockey

Thesis entitled: The Association Between Dairy Intake and Depression

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine