Genevieve Z. Steiner-Lim

Genevieve Z. Steiner-Lim
Western Sydney University · NICM Health Research Institute

PhD, BPsyc (Hons I)

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Introduction
A/Prof Genevieve Steiner is a cognitive neuroscientist and her research spans the early detection, prevention, and treatment of memory and thinking problems in older people with the aim of reducing dementia risk and improving quality of life. The research that A/Prof Steiner and her team conducts examines changes in the brain’s function and structure to discover biomarkers for dementia and test novel therapeutics that can provide early intervention.
Additional affiliations
January 2016 - present
Western Sydney University
Position
  • NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Fellow
June 2015 - December 2015
Western Sydney University
Position
  • Curriculum Coordinator and Designer, Online BHSc (Public Health)
October 2014 - December 2015
Western Sydney University
Position
  • Research Officer
Education
March 2011 - August 2014
University of Wollongong
Field of study
  • Psychology
March 2007 - December 2010
University of Wollongong
Field of study
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Hons I)

Publications

Publications (111)
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Background: Sailuotong (SLT) is a standardised herbal medicine formula consisting of Panax ginseng, Ginkgo biloba, and Crocus sativus, and has been designed to enhance cognitive and cardiovascular function. Methods: Using a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled crossover design, this pilot study assessed the effect of treatment for 1 week...
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Ketone bodies have potential disease-modifying activity that represent a novel therapeutic approach for neurodegenerative diseases (NDD). The aim of this systematic review was to summarize and evaluate the evidence for the application of ketogenic therapies (dietary or exogenous ketogenic agents) for NDD and provide recommendations for future resea...
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Endometriosis is a debilitating women's health condition and is the most common cause of chronic pelvic pain. Impaired cognitive control is common in chronic pain conditions, however, it has not yet been investigated in endometriosis. The aim of this study was to explore the neuronal correlates of cognitive control in women with endometriosis. Usin...
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Background: Timely diagnosis of dementia has a wide range of benefits including reduced hospital emergency department presentations, admissions and inpatient length of stay, and improved quality of life for patients and their carers by facilitating access to treatments that reduce symptoms, and allow time to plan for the future. Memory clinics can...
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Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the geriatric post‐surgical population, and its prevention is a public health priority. The aim of this study was to assess the use of VTE risk screening and training protocols, and VTE awareness in the Australian residential aged care sector. A cross‐sectional survey was...
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Background: Subjective cognitive impairment (SCI), is conceptualised as the preclinical phase of dementia, and is characterised by a worsening of cognitive functioning, particularly within the area of memory. Due to the increased risk of developing future objective decline, and the lack of pharmacological interventions available to treat SCI, compl...
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Background The aim of this study was to inform the development of a Community Geriatrics Service (CGS) that addressed the healthcare and social needs of community dwelling older people in an Australian context. Methods Stakeholders (N = 108) took part in a ‘needs assessment’ involving 30-min semi-structured interviews with general practitioners (G...
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Objective: To determine the acceptability and feasibility of acupuncture for the treatment of endometriosis-related chronic pelvic pain. Design: A prospective, randomized controlled feasibility study. Setting: Outpatient setting in Sydney, Australia. Subjects: Participants who were aged 18-45 years, had a confirmed laparoscopic diagnosis of endomet...
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Background Lack of effective treatments for chronic conditions is associated with high rates of complementary medicine (CM) use. However, little is known about CM use for dementia. Aims and Objectives The aim of this study was to explore the experiences, motivations, and attitudes towards CM use by people living with dementia in an Australian sett...
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Introduction: Some cannabinoids have been identified as anti-inflammatory agents; however, their potential therapeutic or prophylactic applications remain controversial. The aim of this systematic review was to provide a timely and comprehensive insight into cannabinoid-mediated pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine responses in preclinical in vivo s...
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This study examined Australian primary healthcare providers' knowledge about dementia risk factors and risk reduction and their perspectives on barriers and enablers to risk reduction in practice. Primary healthcare providers were recruited through Primary Health Networks across Australia (n=51). Participants completed an online survey that consist...
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Background This study aimed to develop a Community Geriatrics Service (CGS) informed by the healthcare and social requirements of community dwelling older people in an Australian context. Methods Stakeholders (N = 108) took part in a needs assessment involving 30-minute semi-structured interviews with general practitioners (GPs; N = 49), and three...
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The highly encouraging findings from the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study (known as FINGER) led to the global initiative for dementia risk reduction known as world‐wide FINGERS (WW FINGERS). As part of the collaboration, our Australian AU‐ARROW trial will follow the general protocol of the FINGER trial, and will also be aligned with the U.S. ar...
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Appropriately skilled staff are required to meet the health and care needs of aging populations yet, shared competencies for the workforce are lacking. This study aimed to develop multidisciplinary core competencies for health and aged care workers in Australia through a scoping review and Delphi survey. The scoping review identified 28 records whi...
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The brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) protein is essential for neuronal development. Val66Met (rs6265) is a functional polymorphism at codon 66 of the BDNF gene that affects neuroplasticity and has been associated with cognition, brain structure and function. The aim of this study was to clarify the relationship between BDNF Val66Met polymor...
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Introduction: The aim of this paper was to assess Australian primary healthcare providers perspectives and knowledge about dementia risk factors and risk reduction. Methods: Primary healthcare providers were recruited through Primary Health Networks across Australia (N = 51). Participants completed an online survey that consisted of fixed-response...
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Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a prevalent women's health condition with reproductive, metabolic, and psychological manifestations. Weight loss can improve these symptoms and is a key goal; however, many women find this difficult to achieve. Acupuncture is a Chinese medical treatment that involves insertion of very fine metal need...
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Past evidence of an early Processing Negativity in auditory Go/NoGo event-related potential (ERP) data suggests that young adults proactively process sensory information in two-choice tasks. This study aimed to clarify the occurrence of Go/NoGo Processing Negativity and investigate the ERP component series related to the first 250 ms of auditory pr...
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To clarify the functional significance of Go event-related potential (ERP) components, this study aimed to explore stimulus- and response-locked ERP averaging effects on the series of ERP components elicited during an auditory Go/NoGo task. Go stimulus- and response-locked ERP data from 126 healthy young adults (Mage = 20.3, SD = 2.8 years, 83 fema...
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Background There is substantial variation in peritonitis rates across peritoneal dialysis (PD) units globally. This may, in part, be related to the wide variability in the content and delivery of training for PD nurse trainers and patients. Aim The aim of this study was to test the feasibility of implementing the Targeted Education ApproaCH to imp...
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Brain dynamics research has highlighted the contributions of the ongoing EEG to ERP and behavioural responses. This study examined the effects of state-related EEG changes, from rest to the task and within the task, on stimulus-response efforts in a visual Continuous Performance Test (CPT). EEG was recorded from fifty-six adults at rest with eyes-c...
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The International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) Nursing Liaison Committee published a syllabus (1) for teaching peritoneal dialysis (PD) to patients or caregivers. The implementation of this ISPD syllabus into clinical practice could improve patient care, experience, and safety for patients on PD assuming the educational benefits transfer...
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Background: Due to an ageing population in Australia there has been an increase in the number of older adults with subjective cognitive impairment (SCI), a self-reported decline in cognitive function associated with an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia. There is no current, recommended treatment for SCI; therefore, the effec...
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The impact of the Internet across multiple aspects of modern society is clear. However, the influence that it may have on our brain structure and functioning remains a central topic of investigation. Here we draw on recent psychological, psychiatric and neuroimaging findings to examine several key hypotheses on how the Internet may be changing our...
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This study investigated stimulus‐response patterns of temporal principal components analysis (PCA)–derived event‐related potential (ERP) components in a classical auditory habituation paradigm with long interstimulus intervals. The skin conductance response (SCR) was included as the “gold standard” model of the Orienting Reflex. Thirty participants...
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Obesity in Australia is rising rapidly, and is a major public health concern. Obesity increases the risk of breast cancer and worsens associated outcomes, yet breast screening participation rates in Australia are suboptimal and can be lower in higher risk, obese women. This study qualitatively explored barriers to breast screening participation in...
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Background: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a home-based therapy where nurses train patients in its use. There has been no published randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluating any specific protocol for nurses delivering PD training. A standardized education package based upon the best available evidence and utilizing modern educational practices may...
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Obesity in Australia is rapidly rising, and is a major public health concern. Obesity increases risk of breast cancer and worse associated outcomes, yet breast screening participation rates in Australia are suboptimal and can be lower in higher risk, obese women. This study qualitatively explored barriers to breast screening participation in obese...
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Brain dynamics research has highlighted the significance of the ongoing EEG in ERP genesis and cognitive functioning. Few studies, however, have assessed the contributions of the intrinsic resting state EEG to these stimulus‐response processes and behavioral outcomes. Principal components analysis (PCA) has increasingly been used to obtain more obj...
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This study compared the ERP components and behavior associated with the auditory equiprobable and classic oddball tasks, to relate the cognitive processing stages in those paradigms and continue the development of the sequential processing schema. Target and nontarget ERP data were acquired from 66 healthy young adults (Mage = 20.1, SD = 2.4 years,...
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Background: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a syndrome characterised by a decline in cognition but relatively intact activities of daily living. People with MCI have an increased risk of developing dementia, and MCI is often referred to as a transitional stage between healthy ageing and dementia. Currently, there are no pharmaceutical therapies...
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Response variability has been identified as a useful predictor of executive function and performance in non-clinical samples in the Go/NoGo task. The present study explores the utility of reaction time variability (RTV) and EEG measures as predictors of Go/NoGo performance outcomes and ERP component amplitudes. Forty-four young adults had EEG recor...
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The COMT Val158Met polymorphism affects the availability of synaptic dopamine in the prefrontal cortex and has been widely studied as a genetic risk factor for psychosis. Schizotypy is associated with an increased risk of psychosis, with some studies implicating similar neurobiological mechanisms to schizophrenia. The present study sought to interr...
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Mechanisms that predict an individual’s susceptibility to pain, before pain is present or in the first few days following pain onset, are unknown. We utilised a clinically-relevant human transitional pain model (intramuscular injections of nerve growth factor) to examine brain mechanisms that predict pain susceptibility. Resting state EEG and corti...
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It can be challenging to conduct a systematic review with limited experience and skills in undertaking such a task. This chapter will provide a practical guide to undertaking a systematic review that leads the individual step-by-step through the process from start to finish. The chapter will begin with defining what a systematic review is, turning...
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Substantial research into the brain dynamics underlying cognitive functioning during tasks links the brain's EEG activity to the stimulus-evoked ERP activity. This study focused on examining how the resting state intrinsic EEG, and the change from rest to the task, affect these stimulus-response processes. Forty young adults (aged 20.3 ± 2.3 years)...
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Previous research suggests that young adults do not need active and effortful inhibition to successfully complete the auditory equiprobable go/no-go task, a view that was incorporated into Barry and De Blasio's sequential processing schema for this task. However, recent evidence in children suggests that view could be incorrect. The present researc...
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Mixed methods research is becoming increasingly popular and is widely acknowledged as a means of achieving a more complex understanding of research problems. Combining both the in-depth, contextual views of qualitative research with the broader generalizations of larger population quantitative approaches, mixed methods research can be used to produ...
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Successful recruitment and retention of study participants are essential for the overall success of a research study. The recruitment process involves identifying potential research participants and providing them with the information to establish their interest to join a proposed research study. Research studies are often time and labor intensive,...
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This chapter will present clinical evidence for the efficacy of herbal treatments which address symptoms of anxiety primarily via their effects on cognitive functioning. Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) Ginkgo (Ginkgo Biloba) Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) Tea (Camellia sinensis) Sage (Salvia spp.) Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
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To systematically review studies of health promotion intervention in the police force. Four databases were searched for articles reporting on prepost single and multigroup studies in police officers and trainees. Data were extracted and bias assessed to evaluate study characteristics, intervention design and the impact of interventions on health. D...
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Background Endometriosis is the most common cause of chronic pelvic pain worldwide. Non-surgical treatments are effective for only 30–50% of women and have a significant side effect burden that leads to high discontinuation rates. Surgery can be effective but is expensive and invasive, and symptoms tend to recur within 5 years. There is early evide...
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Neuropsychological research and practice rely on cognitive task performance measures as indicators of brain functioning. The neural activity underlying stimulus-response processes can be assessed with ERPs, but the relations between these cognitive processes and the brain's intrinsic resting state EEG activity are less understood. This study focuse...
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Neuroimaging facilitates the assessment of complementary medicines (CMs) by providing a noninvasive insight into their mechanisms of action in the human brain. This is important for identifying the potential treatment options for target disease cohorts with complex pathophysiologies. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate study character...
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Sailuotong (SLT) is a standardised three-herb formulation consisting of Panax ginseng, Ginkgo biloba, and Crocus sativus designed for the management of vascular dementia. While the latest clinical trials have demonstrated beneficial effects of SLT in vascular dementia, the underlying cellular mechanisms have not been fully explored. The aim of this...
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Introduction: Up to a 10-fold difference in clinical outcomes between Australian peritoneal dialysis (PD) units exists. There is an international focus on the harmonisation of educational practices in PD to determine whether this may lead to improved patient outcomes. Aims: Evaluate the current teaching practices of nurses and patients in Austra...
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