Dr Nadeeka Dissanayaka is a NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellow, and heads the Dementia & Neuro Mental Health Research Unit at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR). She holds adjunct appointments at Psychology, UQ, and Department of Neurology, Royal Brisbane & Woman’s Hospital. Her research examines methods to improve identification and treatment of neuropsychiatric manifestations in older people with neurodegenerative disease, and uses neuroimaging and biofeedback mechanisms to optimise treatment outcomes. She is the co-developer of a number of psychotherapy protocols including virtual reality assisted cognitive behavior therapy (CBT-R). She is the principal investigator of Improving Diagnosis and Treatment of Anxiety In Parkinson’s disease project (IDATA-PD), and Technology assisted Psychotherapy for Parkinson’s disease and Dementia (VRAPD), and Therapies to Reduce dementia risk In Parkinson’s disease project (TRIP study). Dr Dissanayaka will focus her talk on evaluation and treatment of anxiety disorders in Parkinson’s disease.