PROF Nicola Lautenschlager

PROF Nicola Lautenschlager


  • Cognitive health
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Dementia
  • Dementia risk reduction
  • Health promotion
  • Mental health in older adults



  • Professor Nicola Lautenschlager received her training in Germany and worked between 2000 and 2008 at the University of Western Australia. She was appointed Professor of Psychiatry of Old Age and Director of the Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age, Department of Psychiatry at The University of Melbourne, in 2008. Since 2015 she is also Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist and Director of Research in the Aged Persons Mental Health Program of NorthWestern Mental Health, Melbourne Health. In 2018 Professor Lautenschlager was appointed Deputy Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Director of Research and Research Training for the Melbourne Medical School. Since March 2019 she is Interim Head of Department, Department of Psychiatry, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne. She has a special interest in dementia risk reduction and leads The University of Melbourne site of the NHMRC Centre of Excellence in Cognitive Health.   


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Education and training

  • SPPP, 2000
  • MD, Technical University of Munich 1994
  • MD, Technical University of Munich 1993

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 2007


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