PROF Nicola Lautenschlager

PROF Nicola Lautenschlager


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



  • NL is an academic old age psychiatrist who received her undergraduate and postgraduate training at the Technical University in Munich, Germany. From 10/00 to 06/08 NL worked at the University of Western Australia in Perth where her last position was Professor in Old Age Psychiatry and Deputy Head of School. In 06/08 she took up the position of University of Melbourne Professor of Old Age Psychiatry. NL is the Director of Research for the North Western Mental Health, Aged Persons Mental Health Program at Melbourne Health. Her current research focus cognitive and mental health in older adults and dementia risk reduction strategies.   


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Additional Grant Information

  • NL is the Chief Investigator for the University of Melbourne node of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Cognitive Health.   


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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