Our Scientific Panel

The Board of Directors is advised by a group of 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 ELIZABETH BEATTIE (co-chair)

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


PROFESSOR ELIZABETH COULSON (co-chair)

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


PROFESSOR SIMON BELL

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


PROFESSOR LYNN CHENOWETH

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


MR IAN GLADSTONE

Consumer representative, living with Younger Onset Dementia.


PROFESSOR YUN-HEE JEON

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


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR ANNA KING

Associate Professor, Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, the University of Tasmania


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


DR JANE THOMPSON

Consumer Representative, NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Board Member


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR GIUSEPPE VERDILE

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


DR ROSIE WATSON

Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine, The Royal Melbourne Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine - The Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne and Principal Research Fellow, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.