• The University of Western Australia (M303), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr Elise Alexander is a Research Fellow and Project Coordinator at the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH), Medical School, University of Western Australia, on Nyoongar Country. Under the supervision and guidance of Dr Kate Smith and Professor Dawn Bessarab, Elise is leading the investigation of a National NHMRC MRFF funded study to improve the utility of the only culturally safe and empirically validated assessment of cognitive functioning in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This tool, the Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment (KICA), is the gold standard screening device for assessing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cognition and is embedded in national health and aged care policy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, "I worry about Mum dying". Children and their parents' cancer diagnosis, Curtin University

Apr 2013Mar 2022

Award Date: 5 Aug 2022

Industry keywords

  • Ageing
  • Children and Young People
  • Health
  • Social and Welfare Issues

Research expertise keywords

  • Ageing
  • Dementia
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Psycho-oncology
  • Children
  • Psychology
  • Psychosocial factors and health
  • Psychometrics


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