Kristyn Bates

Dr, BSc PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M092), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 112b, Curnow Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth


  • 662 Citations
  • 15 h-Index

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Personal profile


Dr Bates received her BSc with Honours in 2001 and was awarded her PhD in 2005; both from The University of Western Australia.
She then undertook a post-doctoral research position at Edith Cowan University where she continued her research into causes and risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.
In 2008, she was invited by Professor Thomas Wisniewski to work in his laboratory at the New York University School of Medicine undertaking research into therapeutic compounds for neurodegenerative disease.
Dr Bates returned to UWA in 2010 in the Experimental and Regenerative Neuroscience laboratories, based at the School of Animal Biology.
She has published widely on research based on animal models of human disease and on longitudinal clinical studies.

Roles and responsibilities

Neuroscience research, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training

Previous positions

Research Fellow, School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science. Edith Cowan Univeristy Australia.
Visiting Research Scholar, School of Medicine, New York University USA.

Current projects

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in brain injury and repair
Glial cell function in brain repair
Neuronal development and morphology
Alternate animal models for neurodegenerative disease

Teaching overview

NEUR 3325, ANHB 2217


Brain injury and repair
Brain ageing
Neurodegenerative disease
Brain inflammation

Research expertise keywords

  • Neuroscience
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Development and plasticity
  • Regenerative neurobiology

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Research Output

  • 662 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
  • 26 Article
  • 2 Review article

Subjective memory complaints predict baseline but not future cognitive function over three years: Results from the Western Australia Memory Study

Sohrabi, H. R., Weinborn, M., Laske, C., Bates, K. A., Christensen, D., Taddei, K., Rainey-Smith, S. R., Brown, B. M., Gardener, S. L., Laws, S. M., Martins, G., Burnham, S. C., Bucks, R. S., Reisberg, B., Lautenschlager, N. T., Foster, J. & Martins, R. N., Apr 2019, In : International Psychogeriatrics. 31, 4, p. 513-525 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Frequency-specific effects of repetitive magnetic stimulation on primary astrocyte cultures

    Clarke, D., Penrose, M. A., Penstone, T., Fuller-Carter, P. I., Hool, L. C., Harvey, A. R., Rodger, J. & Bates, K. A., 1 Jan 2017, In : Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. 35, 6, p. 557-569 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

    Serum high-density lipoprotein is associated with better cognitive function in a cross-sectional study of aging women

    Bates, K. A., Sohrabi, H. R., Rainey-Smith, S. R., Weinborn, M., Bucks, R. S., Rodrigues, M., Beilby, J., Howard, M., Taddei, K., Martins, G., Paton, A., Shah, T., Dhaliwal, S. S., Foster, J. K., Martins, I. J., Lautenschlager, N. T., Mastaglia, F. L., Gandy, S. E. & Martins, R. N., 4 Mar 2017, In : International Journal of Neuroscience. 127, 3, p. 243-252 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 12 Citations (Scopus)

    Cerebral Glucose Metabolism is Associated with Verbal but not Visual Memory Performance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults

    Gardener, S. L., Sohrabi, H. R., Shen, K. K., Rainey-Smith, S. R., Weinborn, M., Bates, K., Shah, T., Foster, J. K., Lenzo, N., Salvado, O., Laske, C., Laws, S. M., Taddei, K., Verdile, G. & Martins, R., 10 May 2016, In : Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 52, 2, p. 661-672 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 11 Citations (Scopus)