2022 news

News articles from 2022 on how the Brain and Mind Centre engaged communities and improved the lives of those living with conditions of the brain and mind through high-impact research.


25 July 2022

Type of early-onset dementia now more detectable

Researchers and clinicians at the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre have developed a free, online, clinician-administered tool that could greatly increase the likelihood of early detection of primary progressive aphasia, paving the way for enhanced treatment.
09 June 2022

Sydney 41st in world in QS rankings

The University of Sydney continues to perform strongly in the highly regarded QS World University Rankings, ranking 41st in the world.
03 June 2022

New app to assist in diagnosis of younger-onset language dementias

The Sydney Language Battery (SYDBAT) app will assist clinicians in diagnosing rare younger-onset language dementias.

24 March 2022

Can music slow the onset of neurodegenerative disease?

A new collaboration between the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music will be launched on 25 March. Together, with support of a generous gift, they are designing a musical intervention to help those at risk of cognitive decline.
21 March 2022

University and Minderoo launch 'Thrive by Five' app, in Indonesia

The University of Sydney and Minderoo Foundation have begun the global rollout of a unique, culturally tailored app for carers focused on crucial early childhood development, with the first launch in Indonesia today.

11 March 2022

Matthew Kiernan first Australian to receive Sheila Essey Award

Brain and Mind Centre's co-director, Professor Matthew Kiernan, has been awarded for his seminal research in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research.

23 February 2022

BMC academic promotions for 2022

Congratulations to the 16 Brain and Mind Centre researchers whose high impact work has been recognised with this year's academic promotions.

15 February 2022

Dementia and loneliness during covid

An international multi-centre study has found worsened neuropsychiatric symptoms in people living with dementia, and a decline in carer mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.