About Dr Maree Farrow



Dr Maree Farrow is a Research Fellow with Alzheimer's Australia Vic and the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre for Early Diagnosis and Prevention, and a Visiting Fellow with the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing at The Australian National University. She leads projects aimed at translating the evidence for dementia prevention into community and health professional education, resources and policy.

Maree was instrumental in reviewing the evidence for targeting brain, body and heart for cognitive health and dementia prevention. This literature review formed the foundation for Alzheimer’s Australia’s dementia risk reduction program Your Brain Matters.

BrainyApp was developed by Alzheimer’s Australia and Bupa Health Foundation to raise awareness of the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, and to help Australian’s live a brain healthy life.

The app is aimed at people in mid-life (30-60 years). It allows users to find out how brain healthy they are and complete the Activities to monitor their brain health over time.

Maree was instrumental in developing BrainyApp and has recently evaluated the efficacy of the app as an eHealth intervention. She has presented the evaluation findings at conferences in Australia and internationally.