Dr Haines is an early career researcher who recently completed a PhD in psychology at the Australian Catholic University (ACU, Melbourne) on the Complex Age-effects of Cognitive Ageing on Prospective Memory. Previous research experience includes ambulatory assessment using smart phone applications to measure both emotion regulation strategies and prospective memory in daily life; and investigating cognitive functioning and memory training for older adults. During his PhD, Dr Haines spent many hours interacting with and administering cognitive tests to older adults both in the laboratory, the community and residential care settings (Villa Maria Catholic Homes).
Recently Dr Haines has assisted with a training needs analysis for potential aged-care assessors using the proposed Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) tool for for more equitable aged care funding. Current ongoing research includes assisting with the set up of RCTs for adults with Parkinson's disease and clinical guideline development for the rehabilitation of survivors in the the post-acute phase of COVID19 recovery.