Susanne Becker

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Susanne Becker

Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre

Room Level 4, Medical Science 1, Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 7775 (phone)

Dr Susanne Becker is a lecturer in Dementia Care. With a nursing background, Susanne is interested in all aspects of dementia care and the workforce, particularly rural and remote, providing that care.


Before joining the University, Susanne was an Executive Officer/Director of Nursing for Country Health South Australia. Before this, she was a lecturer at the University of South Australia.

Administrative expertise

Executive Officer/Director of Nursing of a Multi-Purpose Service


Dementia care, health care workforce, rural and remote

Teaching expertise

Undergraduate dementia care and nursing, Masters level supervision

Teaching responsibility

CAD103, CAD205, CAD306

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Early Career Researcher

Fields of Research

  • Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Nursing (111099)
  • Primary Health Care (111717)

Research Objectives

  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Rural Health (920506)
  • Learner and Learning Achievement (930101)


Total publications


Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
2017Becker S, 'Making a Difference Through Photovoice', Teaching Matters 2017, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2017Becker SE, 'Making a Difference Through Photovoice', 17th Alzheimer's Australia Biennial National Dementia Conference 2017, 17-20 October 2017, Melbourne (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2017Doherty K, Courtney-Pratt H, Becker S, Eccleston C, 'Building a community strengths: facilitating dementia', 17-20 October 2017, Melbourne (2017) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Doherty K; Courtney-Pratt H; Eccleston C


(1 outputs)
2016Becker S, 'An interpretive description of the recruitment and retention of locum nurses working in rural and remote Australia' (2016) [PhD]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Dementia Cafes: facilitating community conversations about dementia (2017)$8,390
Talking about dementia at a grass roots level can address stigma, demystify the condition, and facilitate inclusion, support and understanding of those living with Dementia. The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the effectiveness of dementia cafs to stimulate such conversations, based in one local area. Three sessions will be held in local caf locations, and one in a community garden setting, the partnerships to do this are already established. Participants will be invited to attend through existing local networks and local advertising in newspapers, radio and notice boards. It is anticipated, based on experience of prior community events that between 20-30 people will attend each session. Pilot data (postcard feedback from participants, researcher notes, and interviews with contributors) will be thematically analysed to explore what attendees specifically seek in attending, and if the caf setting meets their needs. The analysis will allow further refinement and inclusion of the approach in a toolbox of conversation starters related to development of dementia friendly communities.
University of Tasmania ($8,390)
Grant-CCS Research Theme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Becker SE; Courtney-Pratt HM; Marsh P; Andersson J