Become a Member

Become a member of NNIDR

Members of the NNIDR contribute to the Institute’s goals of prioritising, coordinating and translating the Australian research effort in dementia.

To become a member, please fill out the NNIDR Membership form here.


A person will automatically be granted membership and be expected to participate in the Institute in accordance with relevant agreements if they are:

  • a recipient of grant(s) underwritten by the Boosting Dementia Research Initiative, 
  • a recipient of a grant or tender awarded under NNIDR funding rules, or
  • a member of the NNIDR Board, Expert Advisory Panel or Secretariat.

A person will be eligible for membership if they fall within one of the following groups:

  • a researcher, with a demonstrable interest in dementia research;
  • a consumer, defined as a person living with dementia or a carer of a person living with dementia, or family member of someone living with dementia;
  • a non-research health professional, including but not limited to clinicians, nurses, GPs, care providers, allied health professionals.
  • Policy makers, health economists and dementia advocates are also encouraged to become members.


NNIDR values a collaborative relationship with members and welcome participation from members in the NNIDR community. NNIDR membership benefits include:

  • facilitated opportunities to connect and collaborate with dementia researchers across Australia,
  • dedicated support for the establishment of special interest groups and meetings,
  • discounted registration to the Australian Dementia Forum,
  • training opportunities and industry updates,
  • updates on NNIDR's program and projects through Dementia Research News, and
  • opportunities to be featured in NNIDR’s Dementia Research News, social media and website.