Researcher biography

Henry is an ARC Future Fellow and Professor in the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland, and is also an Affiliate Professor at The Queensland Brain Institute as well as The Mater Research Institute. Henry is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and of the Association for Psychological Science.

Henry leads a group that particularly focuses on how social cognition and prospection are disrupted by normal adult ageing and clinical illness. Social cognition broadly refers to the processing of social information, such as the ability to recognise facial emotions, and to appropriately attend to eye gaze cues. Prospection refers to future-oriented cognitions and behaviours, such as prospective memory and episodic foresight. Henry's work has provided important insights into when and why these critical cognitive abilities break down, and the types of interventions that can be used to generate meaningful gains in these cognitive abilities. Reflecting the importance of this work, Henry has published more than 200 peer‑reviewed papers in her career to date. These publications appear in high impact outlets that include Cognition, Cortex, Developmental Science, Psychology and Aging, Emotion, Brain, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, and Nature Reviews Neurology. Henry's research has already been cited more than 14,000 times in Scopus with Google Scholar listing almost 26,000 citations.

Henry has also received continuous prestigious and highly competitive research funding: ~$7m to date. This has included leading seven major Australian Research Council Project Grants. Since 2016 alone, she has been the recipient of an ARC Future Fellowship ($965K), an ARC Discovery Project Grant ($645K), a UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) grant (£500K), an NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research grant ($700K), and an ARC Linkage Grant ($461K).

Between 2011 and 2017, Henry was Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Clinical Psychology. She is also currently an Associate Editor for Gerontology, and serves on a number of editorial boards. In 2016 Prof Henry was the recipient of the UQ Research Higher Degree Supervision Award from the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences: competitive across the Faculty's six schools and three research centres. This was in recognition of the excellent outcomes her PhD students have achieved. This includes postdoctoral positions at Harvard Medical School (three recent graduates) and The University of Cambridge.