Welcome to the Auckland Dementia Prevention Research Clinic (Auckland Clinic)

The Auckland Clinic, based at the Centre for Brain Research, at the University of Auckland, is the largest of BRNZ’s Dementia Prevention Research Clinics.

Led by Associate Professor Lynette Tippett and Dr Phil Wood, the Auckland Clinic is run collaboratively between expert clinicians and researchers from Brain Research New Zealand.

Research volunteers who join the study, will undergo a series of assessments over time, allowing our researchers to look for improvements in your thinking abilities, or for early indicators of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and to develop innovative ways to detect these diseases at a very early stage.

You may also have the opportunity to be part of future research intervention studies aimed at delaying / preventing Alzheimer’s disease.

How to Find Us
The Auckland clinic is located at the Centre for Brain Research, Level 5, Building 503, 85 Park Road in Grafton. Click here for our full contact details, or find us using the map below.

MEET THE TEAM

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National Director, Dementia Prevention Research Clinics
Associate Professor Lynette Tippett, PhD, DipClinPsych, MSc(1st), Registered Psychologist
University of Auckland

Lynette Tippett is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Auckland. A major focus of her research programme...

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Auckland Clinic Co-Director, Geriatrician
Dr Phil Wood, BMedSci, MBChB, FRACP

Dr Phil Wood is a Geriatrician and Principal Investigator with Brain Research New Zealand. He is the Clinical Director of...

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Psychiatrist
Dr Gary Cheung, FRANZCP MBChB BSc PGCertClinEd
University of Auckland

Dr Gary Cheung is a community psycho geriatrician. He is a fellow and an examiner of the Royal Australian and...

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Neuropsychologist
Dr Christina Ilse, PhD, PGDipClinPsych, MNZCCP, MINS
University of Auckland

Dr Christina Ilse is a neuropsychologist for the Auckland Clinic. Christina has an extensive background in clinical neuropsychology, both in...

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Dementia Prevention Research Clinic DRPC Tissue Bank Research Fellow
Dr Erin Cawston, BMLSc, PGDipMLSc, MMLSc PhD
University of Auckland

Erin Cawston has an extensive background in medical diagnostics. With a bachelors degree, Post-Graduate Diploma and Masters in Medical Laboratory...

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Research Nurse
Christine Brennan, PGCertNurs
University of Auckland

Christine Brennan is a qualified nurse, who has been in research at the University of Auckland since 2009. She obtained...

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Research Coordinator
Jane Govender, Diploma in General Nursing Science, Post Graduate Diploma Clinical Management, Clinical Research Management Certificate

Jane Govender is a qualified nurse with over twenty years’ nursing experience, and clinical research experience spanning over 10 years....

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Associate Professor Debbie Young, PhD
University of Auckland

With Dr Erin Cawston and Dr Joanna Williams, Debbie is responsible for the development of the Dementia Prevention Research Clinics’...

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Neurologist
Dr Kiri Brickell, MBChB, FRACP

Dr Kiri Brickell is a neurologist with a special interest and expertise in dementia. In her role in the Auckland...

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Professor Ian Kirk, PhD
University of Auckland

With Tracy Melzer in Christchurch, Ian is responsible for longitudinal neuroimaging of the DPRC cohort.