DCRC

Dementia Collaborative Research Centre Assessment and Better Care (DCRC-ABC), which is an important component of CHeBA. While it has its own independent management and funding, it contributes to the greater whole and provides important opportunities for collaboration.

About the Group: 

In 2006 the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre Assessment and Better Care (DCRC-ABC) at UNSW was established with competitive funding from the Australian Department of Health and Ageing. It was the primary or coordinating centre for three DCRCs which conducted research to improve the diagnosis, reduce the risk of dementia, and improve the lives of those people living with dementia, their families and carers through hundreds of research projects.

Each DCRC had links to other research centres around Australia. The DCRC-ABC collaborated with 11 partners across Australia. Projects ranged from improving GP diagnosis and management of dementia to better design of residential care facilities, from managing behavioural symptoms of dementia to mapping and linking data sets from hospital, community and residential care to understand the pathways to care for people with dementia, from nursing recruitment and retention to understanding dementia in adults grown up with intellectual disability and from improving quality of community care to better diagnosis and care for people in rural and remote areas of Australia.

In 2011, funding for the DCRCs was transferred to NHMRC and in 2016 the three centres began the process of unification, to form one Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (maintaining the same acronym, DCRC) with management through the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR). Each of the previous centres is now a hub of the combined DCRC and the directors will combine with the NNIDR to form an executive managing committee answerable to NHMRC.

The DCRC hub at UNSW is an important component of CHeBA. While it has its own independent management and funding, it contributes to the greater whole and provides important opportunities for collaboration. The NHMRC funded Maintain Your Brain prevention trial and some CHeBA-funded positions are hosted by the DCRC. The Director of the DCRC-ABC is co-director of CHeBA.

Staff

Professor Henry Brodaty

Tiffany Jessop, Acting Manager

Jude Allen, Executive Assistant

Professor Lynn Chenoweth

Anne-Nicole Casey

Kim Burns, Research Assistant

Dr Michael Connors, Research Assistant

Tracy Higgins

Linda Nattras
 

Students

Fatemeh Khorshidi

People related to this Group

Professor Henry Brodaty, CHeBA staff profile
Scientia Professor
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Research Associate
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Research Assistant
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Professor of Nursing
Research Assistant
Research Associate
Juan Carlo San Jose, CHeBA Research Officer
Research Officer
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