nicola gates

Dr Nicola Gates writes for popular media and scientific journals.  She has written the hugely popular book A Brain for Life, and multiple publications for popular and general media promoting brain and mind health and well-being including The SMH, Prevention Magazine, Fitness First, HRMonthly, Womankind and NSW Law Society Journal.  She easily translates complex science with her conversational writing style, bringing together her clinical experience and research expertise along with interesting case studies to both inform and motivate readers to make changes for their optimal functional health.

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Book: A Brain for Life

Dr Gates book, A Brain for Life, combines the latest evidence regarding life-style and mindstyle for dementia prevention.  The book is easy to read and filled with case studies and practical strategies to optimise total health and wellbeing. Published by ABC Books June 2016, e-book, and any all good bookstore. In Dymmocks top ten non-fiction for over 8 weeks, second print in October 2016 and the best selling book at the Brisbane Writers Festival.


Dementia at work Law Society Journal November 2017

Brain fitness Womankind 13th Issue 2017

Learn to appreciate your emotional tapestry Law Society Journal 39 November 2017

A toast to your health Womankind 12th Issue 2017

How to make healthy choices a habit Law Society Journal May 33 2017

The hysteria trap Womankind 4th Issue 2016

Mindful not mindless drinking Law Society Journal Issue August 2016

What you need to know about dementia Over Sixty July 2016

Will you die well? Law Society Journal Issue June 2016

Power of pause Law Society 2016

Why learning is brain food. Law Society Journal Issue September 2015

We’re not prepared for rise in dementia in the workplace Sydney Morning Herald Monday June 8 2015

The truth about multi-tasking Law Society Journal Issue 12 June 2015

The power of connection Law Society Journal Issue 10 April 2015

The lowdown on menopause Law Society Journal Issue 9 March 2015

Exercise and cognitive function in older adults
In Diet and Exercise in Cognitive Function and Neurological Diseases. 2015 Wiley Blackwell

Legal minds and dementia Law Society Journal Issue 6 November Edition 2014

Cognitive decline in the workplace HRMonthly Magazine December / January December Edition 2014- 2015

Exercise: get moving to build a better brain Pigeonhole Magazine November Edition 2014

Food for brain and mind Pigeonhole Magazine August 2014

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Dr Nicola Gates continues to conduct research and has over thirty peer reviewed and internationally recognised and cited academic publications since 2010.  She is involved in ongoing research and is a conjoint lecturer at UNSW School of Medicine.

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