Amit received a PhD from the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Medicine in 2014 and holds the prestigious NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship. His research interests are cognitive interventions across the lifespan, prevention of ageing-related cognitive decline, statistical research synthesis and neuroimaging.
He has more than a decade of experience in cognitive training in children, adolescence and older adults, as well as in improving job performance among young professionals. Amit’s studies and opinions were published in leading medical journals, including The Lancet, PLOS Medicine, Neurology and Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
As leader of the Group’s cognitive lifestyle and human research program, Amit runs more than a dozen of clinical trials, neuroimaging studies and meta-analyses investigating cognitive outcomes of interventions in various clinical populations.
- Chao Suo, Maria Fiatarone Singh, Nicola Gates, Wei Wen, Perminder Sachdev, Henry Brodaty, Nidhi Saigal, Guy Wilson, Jacinda Meiklejohn, Nalin Singh, Bernard Baune, Michael Baker, Nasim Foroughi, Yi Wang, Yorgi Mavros, Amit Lampit, Isabella Leung, Michael Valenzuela (in press). Therapeutically Relevant Structural and Functional Mechanisms Triggered by Physical and Cognitive Exercise. Molecular Psychiatry.
- Amit Lampit, Shantel L Duffy, Michael Valenzuela (2016). Translating physical activity into a therapy for the mind: How does it work? In LC. Lam & M. Riba (Eds.), Physical Exercise Interventions for Mental Health (147-162). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Amit Lampit, Michael Valenzuela, Nicola J Gates (2015). Computerized cognitive training is beneficial for older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 63:2610-2.
- Amit Lampit, Michael Valenzuela, Nicola J Gates (2015).Response to Dr. Edward Ratner et al. Journal of American Geriatrics Society 63:2615.
- Isabella HK Leung, Courtney C Walton, Harry Hallock, Simon Lewis, Michael Valenzuela, Amit Lampit (2015). Cognitive training in Parkinson’s disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurology 85:1843–1851.
- Amit Lampit, Michael Valenzuela (2015). Pointing the FINGER at multimodal dementia prevention. The Lancet 386:1625-6.
- Anne Masi, Amit Lampit, Nicholas Glozier, Ian Hickie, Adam Guastella (2015). Predictors of placebo response in pharmacological and dietary supplement treatment trials in pediatric autism spectrum disorder: a meta-analysis. Translational Psychiatry 5:e640.
- Amit Lampit, Harry Hallock, Chao Suo, Sharon L Naismith, Michael Valenzuela (2015). Cognitive training-induced short-term functional and long-term structural plastic change is related to gains in global cognition in healthy older adults: A pilot study. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience 7:14.
- Amit Lampit, Harry Hallock, Michael Valenzuela (2014). Computerized Cognitive Training in Cognitively Healthy Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Effect Modifiers. PLoS Medicine 11(11): e1001756.
- Amit Lampit, Harry Hallock, Rebacca Moss, Sindy Kwok, Michael Rosser, Matthew Lukjanenko, Alana Kohn, Sharon Naismith, Henry Brodaty, Michael Valenzuela (2014). The timecourse of global cognitive gains from supervised computer-assisted cognitive training: a randomised, active-controlled trial in elderly with multiple dementia risk factors. Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease 1(1):33-39
- Amit Lampit, Claus Ebster, Michael Valenzuela (2014). Multi-domain computerized cognitive training program improves performance of bookkeeping tasks: a matched-sampling active-controlled trial. Frontiers in Psychology 5: 794