Dr Anita Goh, NARI researcher and clinical neuroscientist, has won a Homeward Bound scholarship that will see her travel to Antarctica in 2018.
Homeward Bound is a leadership, strategic and science initiative and outreach for women. It aims to heighten the influence and impact of women with a science background to influence policy and decision making.
Dr Goh said she was humbled for being chosen, adding that the scholarship will help her to make influential impacts in ageing policy and decision making.
“Homeward Bound is about women leaders changing the world, and few trends are shaping the future of the world the way ageing is. Globally, the number of people over 60 years old will rise from 900 million to 2 billion by 2050,” she said.
“We need a commitment to action to invest in ageing well. The prevention and management of dementia and mental illness is essential for people to keep contributing to their families, communities, and to society.”