Co-Director, Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
BSc(Hons), PhD(Flinders), DSc(UTAS)
Hobart CBD Campuses
Medical Science 1
422A (Level 4)
+61 3 6226 4808
Professor Vickers completed a BSc (Hons) at the University of Tasmania, a PhD at the Flinders University of South Australia and was awarded a DSc from the University of Tasmania in 2005. He has previously held NHMRC CJ Martin, RD Wright and Senior Research Fellowships and currently holds the Chair of Pathology at the University of Tasmania.
Professor Vickers has prime research interests for the Wicking Dementia Centre in the areas of the pathological basis for nerve cell degeneration in neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and structural plasticity. He is also involved in projects related to the integration of health care services for dementia care.
Research Projects and Roles
- Neuropathology of Parkinson's Disease - Chief investigator
- Development and evaluation of an innovative self help coping program for dementia care givers (CarersCARE) - Chief investigator
- Co-Director Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
- PhD supervisor
- ANZ Trustees (JO & JR Wicking Trust)
- Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania
- Masonic Centenary Medical Research Foundation
- Motor Neuron Disease Research Institute of Australia Inc.
- Australian Research Council