Research Areas

Translational Health Services

Our research strategy is strongly aligned with the NHMRC National Dementia Research and Translation Priority framework (NHMRC 2015) which addresses 5 key domains, living with dementia, prevention, assessment and diagnosis, intervention and treatment and care.

Care for people living with dementia is at the centre of our research strategy and ultimately underpins all streams of our Health Services Research. Through our program we seek to engage in innovative research within complex care environments, in partnership with people living with dementia, their carers, aged care facilities, the community, and organisations which are attuned to the need for quality care that supports quality of life.

Our translational health services research program comprises 4 streams:

Current Projects

Care Redesign

Dementia Aware Communities

Learning Organisations

Wicking Education

Dementia Trajectory

Current Projects

Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project

Translational Neuroscience

Current Projects

Altered neuronal activity in AD

Axon Degeneration and Protection in Neurodegenerative Disease

Axon initial segment alterations

Cell Culture Models of Neurodegenerative Disease and Injury

Environmental Enrichment and Protection from Dementia

Investigating the Normal Role of Novel ALS/FTD Associated Proteins

Mechanisms and Treatment of ALS

The Mechanisms of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Traumatic Brain injury and the risk of dementia