Dr Katrina Anderson

Senior Research Fellow (MRFF Project 'To Know Me is to Understand Me: Digital Life Story Packages in Dementia Care Transitions')
ANU School of Medicine and Psychology

Research interests

Achieving collaborative, co-designed research that is informed by clinical need and transforms health and aged care provision and policies, providing impactful outcomes for older people and their carers.


  • Anderson, K & Blair, A 2021, 'What have staff got to do with it? Untangling complex relationships between residential aged care staff, the quality of care they provide, and the quality of life of people with dementia', Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, vol. 94, p. 23.
  • Anderson, K & Blair, A 2020, 'Why we need to care about the care: A longitudinal study linking the quality of residential dementia care to residents' quality of life', Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, vol. 91, no. -, pp. 1-11.
  • Blair, A, Bateman, C & Anderson, K 2019, 'They take a lot of pressure off us: Volunteers reducing staff and family care burden and contributing to quality of care for older patients with cognitive impairment in rural hospitals', Australasian Journal on Ageing, vol. 38, no. S2, pp. 34-45.
  • Blair, A, Anderson, K & Bateman, C 2018, 'The "Golden Angels": effects of trained volunteers on specialling and readmission rates for people with dementia and delirium in rural hospitals', International Psychogeriatrics, vol. 30, no. 11, pp. 1707-1716.
  • Anderson, K, Wickramariyaratne, T & Blair, A 2018, 'A feasibility study of group-based cognitive behaviour therapy for older adults in residential care', Clinical Psychologist, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 192-202pp.
  • Anderson, K, Wickramariyaratne, T & Blair, A 2017, 'Help-seeking intentions for anxiety among older adults', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 489-495pp.
  • Anderson, K, Bird, M, Blair, A et al 2016, 'Development and effectiveness of an integrated inpatient and community service for challenging behaviour in late life: From Confused and Disturbed Elderly to Transitional Behavioural Assessment and Intervention Service', Dementia, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 1340-1357pp.
  • Bird, M, Anderson, K, MacPherson, S et al 2016, 'Do interventions with staff in long-term residential facilities improve quality of care or quality for life people with dementia? A systematic review of the evidence', International Psychogeriatrics, vol. 28, no. 12, pp. 1937-1963pp.
  • Anderson, K, Bird, M, MacPherson, S et al 2011, 'Findings from a Pilot Investigation of the Effectiveness of a Snoezelen Room in Residential Care: Should We Be Engaging with Our Residents More?', Geriatric Nursing, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 166-177.
  • MacPherson, S, Bird, M, Anderson, K et al 2009, 'An Art Gallery Access Programme for people with dementia: 'You do it for the moment'', Aging and Mental Health, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 744 - 752.