Shannon Klekociuk

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Shannon Klekociuk

Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre

Room Office N122 , Newnham Campus

+61 3 6226 6994 (phone)


Teaching responsibility

Units taught:

  • CAD301 Neuroscience Research in Dementia
  • CAD201 The Neurobiology of Dementia

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Fields of Research

  • Behavioural neuroscience (520202)
  • Health promotion (420603)
  • Higher education (390303)
  • Neurology and neuromuscular diseases (320905)
  • Aged health care (420301)
  • Epidemiology (420299)
  • Testing, assessment and psychometrics (520108)
  • Central nervous system (320903)
  • Preventative health care (420605)
  • Health psychology (520304)
  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Cellular nervous system (320902)
  • Cell development, proliferation and death (310102)
  • Psychology of ageing (520106)
  • Geriatrics and gerontology (320210)
  • Exercise physiology (420702)
  • Community child health (420601)

Research Objectives

  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Behaviour and health (200401)
  • Public health (excl. specific population health) (200499)
  • Prevention of human diseases and conditions (200104)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Health status (incl. wellbeing) (200407)
  • Mental health (200409)
  • Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum (160301)
  • Policies and development (160205)
  • Health related to ageing (200502)
  • Neonatal and child health (200506)
  • Preventive medicine (200412)


Total publications


Journal Article

(14 outputs)
2022Claflin SB, Klekociuk S, Fair H, Bostock E, Farrow M, et al., 'Assessing the impact of online health education interventions from 2010-2020: A systematic review of the evidence', American Journal of Health Promotion, 36, (1) pp. 201-224. ISSN 0890-1171 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/08901171211039308 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Claflin SB; Fair H; Bostock E; Farrow M; Doherty K; Taylor BVM


2022Kim S, Eccleston C, Klekociuk S, Cook PS, Doherty K, 'Development and psychometric evaluation of the Dementia Public Stigma Scale', International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 37, (2) pp. 1-9. ISSN 0885-6230 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/gps.5672 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Kim S; Eccleston C; Cook PS; Doherty K


2021Claflin S, Klekociuk S, Campbell JA, Bessing B, Palmer AJ, et al., 'Association between MS-related knowledge, health literacy, self-efficacy, resilience, and quality of life in a large cohort of MS community members: A cross-sectional study', Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 54 pp. 1-10. ISSN 2211-0348 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.msard.2021.103158 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Claflin S; Campbell JA; Bessing B; Palmer AJ; van der Mei IAF; Taylor BVM


2021Claflin SB, Mainsbridge C, Campbell J, Klekociuk S, Taylor BVM, 'Self-reported behaviour change among multiple sclerosis community members and interested laypeople following participation in a free online course about multiple sclerosis', Health Promotion Journal of Australia ISSN 2201-1617 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/hpja.559 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Claflin SB; Mainsbridge C; Campbell J; Taylor BVM


2021Fair HL, Doherty KV, Klekociuk SZ, Eccleston CEA, Farrow M, 'Broadening the reach of dementia risk-reduction initiatives: strategies from dissemination models', Scandinavian Journal of Public Health ISSN 1403-4948 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/14034948211055602 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Fair HL; Doherty KV; Eccleston CEA; Farrow M


2017Summers MJ, Thow ME, Ward DD, Saunders NL, Klekociuk SZ, et al., 'Validation of a dynamic measure of current cognitive reserve in a longitudinally assessed sample of healthy older adults: The Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project', Assessment, 26, (4) pp. 737-742. ISSN 1073-1911 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1073191116685806 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Summers MJ; Thow ME; Ward DD; Saunders NL; Imlach A; Summers JJ; Vickers JC


2017Ward DD, Andel R, Saunders NL, Thow ME, Klekociuk SZ, et al., 'The BDNF Val66Met polymorphism moderates the effect of cognitive reserve on 36-month cognitive change in healthy older adults', Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, 3, (3) pp. 323-331. ISSN 2352-8737 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.trci.2017.04.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10

Co-authors: Ward DD; Saunders NL; Thow ME; Bindoff AD; Vickers JC


2016Klekociuk SZ, Saunders NL, Summers MJ, 'Diagnosing mild cognitive impairment as a precursor to dementia: fact or fallacy?', Australian Psychologist, 51, (5) pp. 366-373. ISSN 0005-0067 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ap.12178 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Saunders NL; Summers MJ


2014Klekociuk SZ, Summers JJ, Vickers JC, Summers MJ, 'Reducing false positive diagnoses in mild cognitive impairment: the importance of comprehensive neuropsychological assessment', European Journal of Neurology, 21, (10) pp. 1330-1336. ISSN 1468-1331 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ene.12488 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 48Web of Science - 46

Co-authors: Summers JJ; Vickers JC; Summers MJ


2014Klekociuk SZ, Summers MJ, 'The learning profile of persistent mild cognitive impairment (MCI): a potential diagnostic marker of persistent amnestic MCI', European Journal of Neurology, 21, (3) pp. 470-477. ISSN 1468-1331 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ene.12333 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Summers MJ


2014Klekociuk SZ, Summers MJ, 'Lowered performance in working memory and attentional sub-processes are most prominent in multi-domain amnestic mild cognitive impairment subtypes', Psychogeriatrics, 14, (1) pp. 63-71. ISSN 1346-3500 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/psyg.12042 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Summers MJ


2014Klekociuk SZ, Summers MJ, 'Exploring the validity of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) subtypes: Multiple-domain amnestic MCI is the only identifiable subtype at longitudinal follow-up', Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 36, (3) pp. 290-301. ISSN 1380-3395 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13803395.2014.890699 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Summers MJ


2013Klekociuk SZ, Summers MJ, 'The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Episodic Memory Impairment in Mild Cognitive Impairment: Do episodic memory deficits identified at classification remain evident when later examined with different memory tests?', Neurology Research International, 2013 Article 437013. ISSN 2090-1852 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1155/2013/437013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Summers MJ


2012Thow M, Klekociuk SZ, Summers MJ, 'Absence of a relationship between subjective memory complaint and objective memory impairment in mild cognitive impairment (MCI): is it time to abandon subjective memory complaint as an MCI diagnostic criterion?', International Psychogeriatrics, 24, (9) pp. 1505-1514. ISSN 1041-6102 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S1041610212000695 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 86Web of Science - 84

Co-authors: Thow M; Summers MJ


Conference Publication

(10 outputs)
2020Fair H, Eccleston C, Doherty KV, Klekociuk SZ, 'The diffusion of dementia risk education', Alzheimer's & Dementia, pp. 1-2. ISSN 1552-5260 (2020) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1002/alz.046618 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fair H; Eccleston C; Doherty KV


2019Alty J, Bindoff A, Stuart K, Klekociuk S, Vickers J, 'Cognitive reserve in the baseline data of Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project: No effect of age or interaction with gender', The fourth annual NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) Australian Dementia Forum, 13-14 June, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Alty J; Bindoff A; Stuart K; Vickers J


2018Farrow M, Doherty KV, McInerney F, Klekociuk SZ, Bindoff A, et al., 'Improving Knowledge and Practice through Massive Open Online Dementia Education: The Understanding Dementia and Preventing Dementia MOOCs', Alzheimer's Association International Conference, 22-26 July 2018, Chicago, USA (2018) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Farrow M; Doherty KV; McInerney F; Bindoff A; Vickers JC

2016Goldberg L, Carr A, Canty A, Klekociuk S, Ward D, et al., 'Making neuroscience important and relevant: Online learning in an innovative Bachelor of Dementia Care program', E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training: Second International Conference, eLEOT 2015, 16-18, 2015, Novedrate, Italy, pp. 84-91. ISBN 978-3-319-28882-6 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28883-3 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Goldberg L; Carr A; Canty A; Ward D; Landowski L; King C; McInerney F; Vickers J


2015Cormack FK, Barnett JH, Nathan PJ, Blackwell A, Klekociuk SZ, et al., 'What is a normal change in memory? N=1 classification of clinically relevant cognitive decline', AAIC 2015, Alzheimer's Association International Conference, 18-23 July, 2015, Washington, DC (2015) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Saunders NLJ; Summers MJ

2015Cormack FK, Burnett JH, Nathan P, Blackwell A, Klekociuk SZ, et al., 'Stability of amnestic mild cognitive impairment: Cantab paired associate learning as a predictor of a consistent diagnosis', Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2015, 18-23 July, 2015, Washington, DC (2015) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Saunders NLJ; Summers MJ

2014Booth S, Keay J, Sadler D, Duffy T, Klekociuk S, 'Benchmarking international student experience', Tertiary Education and Management Conference 2014 Refereed Papers, 31 August - 1 September 2014, Cairns, Queensland, pp. 67-87. ISBN 978-0-9808563-5-4 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Booth S; Sadler D


2012Klekociuk SZ, Summers MJ, 'Longitudinal profiling of mild cognitive impairment subtypes', Elsevier, July 14-19, 2012, Vancouver, British Columbia, pp. 555. ISSN 1552-5260 (2012) [Conference Edited]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Summers MJ

2012Klekociuk SZ, Summers MJ, 'Longitudinal deficits to executive functioning: 12 month follow up of Mild Cognitive Impairment subtypes', Combined Abstracts of 2012 Australian Psychological Conferences, 22-25 November 2012, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 178. ISBN 9780909881009 (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Summers MJ

2010Klekociuk SZ, Summers MJ, 'Differential working memory function in mild cognitive impairment subtypes', Combined Abstracts of 2010 Australian Psychology Conferences, September 30 - October 2, 2010, Fremantle, Western Australia, pp. 58. ISBN 978-0-909881-42-9 (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Summers MJ

Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
2014Keay J, Duffy T, Mackay C, Bailey C, Ashby G, et al., 'Internationalisation Strategy Benchmarking Final Report and Recommendations', University of Tasmania and University of the West of Scotland, Australia, pp. 1-96. (2014) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Sadler D; Frappell P; Booth S; Khan FI; Wilson PW; Chalmers DRC; Coleman R; Ding C; Allen PM; Skalicky JL; Dermoudy J; Myhill ME; Holloway DS; Hingston MJ; Franz S; Shih P; Taylor StephanieC; Joyce M; Star MM; Sun LM; Lightfoot MT; Fuglsang S; Hart J

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Preventative Health Research in Rural and Regional Communities (Tasmania) (2019 - 2021)$2,400,000
An ageing Australia will increasingly impact social, health and economic activity, as exemplified in complex disorders such as dementia. Obesity is also increasing at a rapid rate and is a major antecedent risk factor for a range of chronic illnesses. Both conditions will be a particular challenge for rural and regional communities as they have the highest rates of related risk factors and chronic illness, and also relatively reduced access to specialist medical services and preventative health programs. This proposal focusses on dementia and obesity in north-west Tasmania, developing innovative initiatives to manage and reduce risk of these conditions, which will reduce medical procedures overall including presentations to hospital. The program involves two major projects: the Island Study Linking Ageing and Neurodegenerative Disease (ISLAND) and the Critical Age Periods for Impacting Obesogenic Lifestyles (CAPITOL) study. The ISLAND study will involve a pragmatic clustered randomised controlled on interventions for major potentially modifiable risk factors for dementia, including obesity, physical activity, diabetes, smoking, hypertension, depression and cognitive stimulation/education, most of which are antecedents to chronic illness. The CAPITOL study will facilitate a transdisciplinary professional network to build a community-specific, sustainable approach to supporting children and families in relation to physical health and wellbeing. This project will identify enabling contextual factors which influence engagement in healthy physical play practices; foster buy-in from families (at multiple entry points); improve school readiness (through enhancing outcomes for children (0-8 years) in the AEDC domain of physical health and wellbeing), and generate sustainable communities of practice. North-west Tasmania is an ideal 'test-bed' to develop preventative health strategies that are relevant and scalable to other Australian rural and regional communities.
Medical Research Future Fund ($2,400,000)
Grant - Keeping Australians Out of Hospital
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Vickers JC; Hills AP; Goldberg LR; Byrne N; Farrow M; Hughes RM; Klekociuk SZ; Ahuja KDK; Courtney-Pratt HM; Patterson KAE
2019 - 2021
Assessing Alzheimers disease risk online What is the relationship between risk factors and objective and subjective memory performance (2010 - 2016)$7,630,628
This project will investigate associations between the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease dementia (assessed using the Australian National University Alzheimer's Disease Risk Index), subjective cognitive decline and objective memory performance.
Dementia Collaborative Research Centre ($7,630,628)
Administered By
Australian National University
Research Team
Farrow M; Klekociuk SZ; Ward D; Vickers JC; Anstey K; Ellis K
2010 - 2016