Dr. Cassandra Szoeke

MD, Consultant Neurologist, Clinical Researcher

Professor Cassandra Szoeke is the Director of the Healthy Ageing Program at the University of Melbourne and principal investigator of the longest ongoing study of women’s health in Australia (EST 1990).  She is a general physician, consultant neurologist and multi-award winning clinical researcher.


Professor Cassandra has several hundred published articles in the medical literature, several book chapters in medical textbooks and has worked in the Commonwealth Science Industry and Research Organisation, Private and Public Hospital system in clinical, leadership and governance roles.  She has held non-executive board director roles including positions as Chair of Quality & Safety and Chair of Education, Training and Research, appointed by the state health minister.  In addition to her medical qualifications and fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians she has a BSc with Honours in Genetics, PhD in Epidemiology and her postdoctoral studies at Stanford University CA, focussed on public health and policy.  She is an associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Digital Health and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Professor Cassandra held many significant academic positions and teaching roles for academic institutions and specialist colleges and is recognised internationally for her contributions to healthy ageing research holding Australian clinical representative role in the world-wide Alzheimer’s Disease, then Clinical lead on the Global burden of Dementia and is currently on the executive of the International Women’s Brain Project as lead of the Asia Pacific node.


Professor Cassandra has contributed to development of national health policies and currently sits on the Council of the Australian Medical Association (Vic), is appointed to Medical Panels by the Department of Health and is the Chief medical officer for the Australian Healthy Ageing Organisation.