Dr Susan Jane Yates
PhD (Psychology), PGDipClinPsych
Dr Susan Yates is a Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist. She completed her training at the University of Waikato, prior to moving to the United Kingdom where she worked in Diagnostic Memory Clinics in East London. On returning to New Zealand in 2013 she worked for The Memory Team at Counties Manukau Health, prior to moving into private practice. For the last two years she has also held roles with the Dementia Prevention Research Clinic (DPRC) and the Living with Dementia in Aotearoa (LiDiA) Research Group at the University of Auckland.
Dr Yates has a special interest in neuropsychological/cognitive assessment, dementia, neurodegenerative diseases and healthy ageing.
Research | Current
Research Fellow and Project Coordinator for the Living with Dementia in Aotearoa (LiDiA) Research Group, which aims to develop a culturally appropriate and scientifically rigorous method to conduct a full-scale dementia prevalence study in New Zealand.
Research Fellow and Clinical Neuropsychologist with the Dementia Prevention Research Clinic (DPRC), which is conducting a large-scale research study investigating factors which influence the development and progression of memory problems in New Zealand.
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Cullum, S., Mullin, K., Zeng, I., Yates, S., Payman, V., Fisher, M., & Cheung, G. (2018). Do community-dwelling Māori and Pacific peoples present with dementia at a younger age and at a later stage compared with NZ Europeans?. International journal of geriatric psychiatry, 33 (8), 1098-1104. 10.1002/gps.4898
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sarah Cullum, Gary Cheung
- Payman, V., Yates, S., & Cullum, S. (2018). Early onset dementia in New Zealand Pacific boxers: a case series. The New Zealand medical journal, 131 (1474), 20-26.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sarah Cullum
- Yates, S. (2016). Do we need to be doing something differently?. Paper presented at NZPOPs (New Zealand Psychologists for Older People) Conference, Tauranga, New Zealand. 16 June - 17 June 2016.
- Yates, S. (2016). If I develop dementia, am I still the same person?. Paper presented at NZPOPs (New Zealand Psychologists for Older People) Conference, Tauranga, New Zealand. 16 June - 17 June 2016.
- Smith, C., Yates, S., & Poole, G. (2016). Working with refugees and new migrants. In W. Waitoki, J. Feather, N. R. Robertson, J. J. Rucklidge (Eds.) Professional practice of psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 117-130). Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Psychological Society.
- Yates, S. (2015). Observations from a New Zealand Memory Team. Journal of New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, 25 (2), 25-33.
- Yates, S. J. (3/7/2015). Observations from a New Zealand memory team. Poster presented at INS/ASSBI Pacific Rim Conference, Sydney, Australia.
- Yates, S. J., & Preston-Jones, R. (2014). Counties Manukau Health Memory Team: Our experience. Paper presented at Alzheimer's New Zealand Conference - Dementia: The Future Is Now, Rotorua. 14 November - 15 November 2014.