The Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (the Centre) program is aimed at reducing the risk of dementia and improving the lives of people living with dementia and their carers through prevention efforts, timely diagnosis, optimal treatment, excellent care and community integration.
The Centre brings together the three Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRCs) founded in 2006 under the Dementia Initiative - Making Dementia a National Health Priority, and hosted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) together with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
The program responds to the priorities outlined in NNIDR’s Strategic Roadmap for Dementia Research and Translation.
The NNIDR Director, supported by the NNIDR Expert Advisory Panel, provides strategic oversight of the program, including:
- providing guidance to the Executive Group on strategic dementia research priorities and topics for RRPs
- reviewing and providing advice to NHMRC on Centre activities, proposals, progress and deliverables, including in relation to their alignment with national dementia priorities
- facilitating strategic partnerships between the Centre and stakeholders, including identifying and proposing research partnerships involving the Centre, dementia researchers and partners that help address the identified dementia research priorities
- working with the Centre Directors to identify opportunities for collaboration
- facilitating coordination and translation of the Centre’s activities with other national initiatives, and
- leveraging existing NNIDR systems and processes to support, facilitate and promote Centre activities.
To find out more visit the Centre's website here.