Joanne Ryan

Assoc Professor

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High performing students with an interest in cognitive ageing, dementia or mental well-being, or epigenetics.

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Biography

A/Prof. Joanne Ryan heads the Biological Neuropsychiatry and Dementia research unit in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM).

Joanne initial trained as a molecular biologist, completing a University of Melbourne Science degree with honours in the Department of Biochemistry. She then obtained a Masters of Biostatistics through the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia, at Monash University. She completed in 2011 a PhD in neuropsychiatric epidemiology with the University of Melbourne and Université Montpellier 1, France. Having been awarded an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship in Public Health, she completed an initial post-doc at INSERM (in France) and then returned to Melbourne to develop skills and expertise in epigenetic epidemiology at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. In 2017 she was awarded an NHMRC Dementia Research Leadership fellowship, and is a co-investigator on the large ASPREE-XT follow-up study of the ASPREE clinical trial.

Joanne's research in neuropsychiatric disorders is focused on preventative interventions and risk prediction, and understanding the biological underpinnings of these disorders, as well as biomarker identification (including epigenetics). Her long-term vision is to reduce the prevalence and burden of neuropsychiatric disorders across the life-course, and indetify strategies to optimise healthy cognitive ageing and mental well-being.

Research interests

Dementia; Cognitive Ageing; Epigenetics; Depression; Stress/Trauma; Biological underpinnings; Frailty

https://www.monash.edu/medicine/sphpm/units/biological-neuropsychiatry-and-dementia

Monash teaching commitment

Honours Coordinator, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, SPHPM 

BMS4200 - Biostatistics for Honours Students (Unit Coordinator)

BMS3052 - Biomedical Basis & Epidemiology of Human Disease

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow, Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Jul 2017 → …

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

Apr 2013 → …

Honorary Research Fellow, Institut Cotchin – Inserm U1016

Jan 2011 → …

Research area keywords

  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Depression
  • Epigenetics
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Stress
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Longitudinal designs and analyses

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