Our Scientific Panel

The Board of Directors is advised by a group of eight leading dementia researchers called the Scientific Panel. The Scientific Panel leads the external assessment of the Dementia Grants Program and advises the Board of Directors on the best qualified award recipients.

The current Scientific Panel members are:

 

PROFESSOR VELANDAI SRIKANTH (Chair)

Professor in the Department of Medicine at Monash University (Southern Clinical School, Monash Medical Centre, MMC)

Head of the Stroke and Ageing Research Group


DR JANE THOMPSON

Consumer Representative, NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Board Member


PROFESSOR ELIZABETH COULSON

Head of the Neuronal Cell Survival Laboratory, Queensland Brain Institute and Centre for Ageing, The University of Queensland


DR ROSIE WATSON

Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine and Aged Care, The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Senior Lecturer (Honorary), The Department of Medicine, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, The University of Melbourne and The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR GIUSEPPE VERDILE

Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow, School of Biomedical Sciences, Curtin University


PROFESSOR LYNN CHENOWETH

Professor of Nursing, Centre for Healthy Brain and Ageing, University of NSW


PROFESSOR LINDY CLEMSON

Professor in Ageing and Occupational Therapy, Convenor of Ageing, Work & Health Research Unit, NHMRC Career Development Research Fellow, Teamleader of Ageing, Participation & Safety Research Team, The University of Sydney


PROFESSOR WENDY MOYLE

Program Director of Optimising Health Outcomes in the Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University


PROFESSOR YUN-HEE JEON

Susan and Isaac Wakil Professor of Healthy Ageing, Sydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney


PROFESSOR OLIVIER PIGUET

Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology and NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, School of Psychology and Brain & Mind Centre, The University of Sydney

Co-Director, Frontotemporal Dementia Research Group

Director, Memory Program ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders


PROFESSOR ELIZABETH BEATTIE

Professor of Aged and Dementia Care, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR SIMON BELL

Associate Professor, Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University