Karen Allison

Study Coordinator
Research Officer

Karen Allison is the Study Coordinator for the CogSCAN study. The CogSCAN study aims to evaluate the recently emerging computerised neuropsychological assessment devices in comparison to traditional assessments conducted by a trained neuropsychologist. CogSCAN will evaluate both the diagnostic efficacy of the computerised tests and the user experience in an older age group. This is the first study to systematically evaluate and compare several popular computerised neuropsychological assessment devices in elders with and without dementia.

Karen obtained a Bachelor of Health Science at USYD and a Master in Public Health at UNSW, and has extensive experience in public health research as research assistant, study coordinator and data manager. She has worked on the NSW CLEAR Study (Cancer Council NSW), The Diabetes Care Project (Department of Health and Ageing) and the ADAPT program (University of Sydney).


Conference Abstracts
Kochan NA; Croot K; Allison KC; Brodaty H; Crawford JD; Lee T; Henry JD; Draper B; Close J; Ong MY; Rossie M; Bunce D; Sachdev PS, 2019, 'A cross-comparison and validation of four computer-administered neuropsychological assessment batteries in community-living older adults, and patients with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia: study protocol of CogSCAN [Poster Abstract P1-445]', in Alzheimer's & Dementia, Elsevier BV, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Vol. 15, pp. P441 - P442, presented at Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 14 July 2019 - 16 July 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2019.06.1060
Kochan NA; Sachdev P; Lee T; Henry JD; Bunce D; Crawford JD; Croot K; Allison K; Brodaty H; Draper B; Close J, 2018, 'Computer-Administered Neuropsychological Tests in Seniors (CogSCAN): Study protocol for a cross-comparison and validation of four computerised neuropsychological test batteries in Mild Cognitive Impairment and dementia [Abstract]', in NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) Australian Dementia Forum Abstracts, Sydney, Australia, pp. 74 - 74, presented at Australian Dementia Forum 2018, Sydney, Australia, 03 June 2018 - 05 June 2018