Dr Riccarda Peters joined the Cancer Health Services Research unit as a Research Fellow in March 2020.
Riccarda supports work on the Prostate Cancer Prognosis and Treatment (PRECEPT) study. She works on measuring patient preferences for the use of new biomarkers to make treatment decisions in localised prostate cancer.
Riccarda has completed her PhD at the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology at Swinburne University investigating modifiable risk factors in cognitive ageing using neuroimaging methods.
She has been involved in several clinical trials with a focus on improving health and cognition in older participants with varying degrees of impairments. For her work she has received a stipend from the Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) to fund a research visit at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Riccarda has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
In her spare time, you can find Riccarda enjoying the outdoors going hiking, camping or trying to improve her surfing skills.