Heidi Douglass is the Communications and Projects Officer for the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA).  Her interest lies in generating understanding and awareness in the community about the relationship between physical health and brain health, and the need for research and research funding to look toward a brighter future with regard to age-related brain disorders (particularly Alzheimer's disease and dementia).  Her role includes media relations and developing the fundraising and community outreach activities for CHeBA and she is the creator of The Dementia Momentum initiative and Wipeout Dementia.

Awards

2021 UNSW Values in Action for Innovation
This award recognises & celebrates staff that have demonstrated outstanding examples of Medicine & Health values, the Health 25 Strategy and good practice. These individuals or teams will have made an outstanding contribution to support UNSW Medicine & Health values within the faculty and beyond. The awards embody the faculty’s commitment to those values.

 

2013 Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Heidi received this award for the development of the CHeBA Champion Fitness Ambassador program which recruited fitness professionals and enthusiasts in their 20s, 30s and 40s to champion healthy brain ageing through healthy lifestyles from a young age.

Qualifications

Diploma in Fundraising, Fundraising Institute of Australia