Yen Ying Lim

Assoc Professor


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Associate Professor Yen Ying Lim completed her PhD in 2013 at the Department of Psychiatry and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health at the University of Melbourne. She then undertook her post-doctoral training at the Department of Neurology, Brown University, and the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer's Network (DIAN) at Washington University in St Louis.

Dr Lim is the primary investigator of the Healthy Brain Project ( (co-leads with A/Prof Matthew Pase) and the BetterBrains Trial (, and a senior scientist at the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle (AIBL) study. Her primary research interests are in integrating and translating the effects of genetic, biological, and lifestyle factors on cognitive decline and clinical disease progression in Alzheimer’s disease. She is also interested in the development and validation of web-based cognitive tests for the early detection of cognitive dysfunction in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease, such as the Online Repeatable Cognitive Assessment (ORCA) battery (

Education/Academic qualification

Neuropsychology, PhD, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 10 May 2015

Clinical Psychology, Masters

Award Date: 31 Dec 2010

Research area keywords

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aging
  • Cognition (Neurobiology of learning, memory, and mind)
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Dementia
  • Biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease
  • Cognitive Assessment in Clinical Trials
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Prevention
  • Genetic risk
  • Cohort Studies


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