SUPERVISION

Dr Steiner currently supervise 8 PhD students (3 primary, 5 co-supervisor) and 2 Masters students.  To completion, she has trained 2 Masters students (primary supervisor), 6 Honours students (3 primary, 3 co-supervisor), 2 Summer Scholarship students, and 1 undergraduate research project student (all primary).  She has also mentored a successful Fulbright Scholar applicant who commenced in January 2019.  Whilst under her guidance, 6 of these students have won the best presentation (3) or runner-up (3) award at national conferences, including 1 of these students winning the best poster presentation award by an Honours student despite being a 3rd year undergraduate student at the time.  Collectively these students have published 6 journal articles, 22 conference abstracts (presented at 6 national and 2 international conferences), and have another 4 journal articles currently submitted and under peer review.  All 8 of her PhD students have scholarships, 6 of which she supported and mentored them through the scholarship application process.


PHD RESEARCH SUPERVISION

Mrs Katerina Christofides, PhD Research Primary Supervisor, Western Sydney University (2019-present): Examining the effects of inflammation, excitatory neurotransmitters and neuronal activity on cognition in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer’s disease

Ms Holly Eva Ratajec, PhD Research Primary Supervisor, Western Sydney University (2018-present): Characterising the neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease using multimodal techniques

Mr Ehsan Alvandi, PhD Research Co-supervisor, Western Sydney University (2018-present): Genomic Characterisation of Dogzheimer: A Canine Model of Human Alzheimer’s Disease

Ms Jennifer Lee, PhD Research Co-supervisor, Western Sydney University (2018-present): Music instrument learning throughout ageing and cognitive impairment

Ms Lena Hattom, PhD Research Primary Supervisor, Western Sydney University (2018): Advanced neuroimaging biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease (withdrew due to personal circumstances)

Mrs Adele Cave, PhD Research Primary Supervisor, Western Sydney University (2016-present): A pilot clinical trial of the efficacy and safety of Cognition Support Formulation (BioCeuticals) on cognitive function in older adults with subjective cognitive complaints

Ms Elena Mavromoustakos, PhD Research Co-supervisor, Western Sydney University (2017-present): Simple and Cost-effective Strategies for Enhancing Prospective Memory and Functional Capacity in Mild Cognitive Impairment

Ms Diana Karamacoska, PhD Research Co-supervisor, University of Wollongong (2016-present): Preparatory EEG Activity and Performance Outcomes

Mr Jack Fogarty, PhD Research Co-supervisor, University of Wollongong (2016-present): Clarifying the Sequential Processing Schema in Young Adults


MASTERS RESEARCH SUPERVISION

Lauren Dewsbury, MRes Primary Supervisor, Western Sydney University (2019-present): Therapeutic potential for butyrate in dementia

Ms Zainab Al-Modhefer, MRes Co-supervisor, Western Sydney University (2018-present): Understanding diabetic neuropathy from head to toe: exploring the contribution of peripheral and central nervous pathology to lower limb sensory dysfunction in people with diabetes and mild cognitive impairment

Ms Shivani Prashant Shah, MHSc Research Dissertation Primary Supervisor, Western Sydney University (2016-2017): Curcuma longa for Dementia (Final Mark, 85)

Mr Luke Manwaring, MSc Research Dissertation Primary Supervisor, Western Sydney University (2015-2016): The Role of Citizen Science in Science Communication (Final Mark, 83)


HONOURS RESEARCH SUPERVISION

Ms Danielle Shipton, Honours Research Primary Supervisor, Western Sydney University (2018): Can common carotid artery ultrasound detect a plausible biological mechanism for subjective cognitive impairment? (Final Mark Pending)

Mr David Varjabedian, Honours Research Primary Supervisor, Western Sydney University (2018): Episodic memory event-related theta oscillations in older adults with mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease (Final Mark, 81)

Ms Sarah Saddik, Honours Research Primary Supervisor, Western Sydney University (2018): Resting state EEG functional connectivity and graph theory in older adults with mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease (Final Mark, 66)

Ms Katherine Joannou, Honours Research Primary Supervisor, University of Wollongong (2018): Neural correlates of executive function in women with endometriosis (Final Mark, 85)

Ms Sapphire Love, Honours Research Primary Supervisor, University of Wollongong (2018): Resting state EEG activity in women with endometriosis (Final Mark, 85)

Ms Diana Karamacoska, Honours Research Supervisor, University of Wollongong (2013): Clarifying Response Processes in a Cued Continuous Performance Test (Final Mark, 92)


FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS

Ms Nikita Roy, Fulbright Scholarship Primary Supervisor, Western Sydney University (2019): An investigation of the Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) Val66Met polymorphism to determine genetic markers for dementia and cognitive decline


MENTORING

Ms Diana Karamacoska, PhD Research Mentor, University of Wollongong (2014 – 2015)

Mr Jack Fogarty, Honours Research Mentor, University of Wollongong (2015)

Mr Jay Borchard, Honours Research Mentor, University of Wollongong (2014)


Dr Steiner welcomes collaboration on research supervision.  If you are considering undertaking a higher research degree, please contact Dr Steiner via email to discuss a potential project.