Alice Rota-Bartelink

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Alice Rota-Bartelink

Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre

Medical Science 1 (Level 4) , Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 6102 (phone)

With expertise in the fields of ageing, dementia, homelessness, mental disorders, vision loss and substance abuse, Alice is an allied health professional with substantial research and project lead experience. Working as tertiary educator, Alice shares her knowledge with learners representing diverse backgrounds, experience levels, and skill sets in both direct face-to-face or online education. Alice’s career has been driven by the principles of social justice and the need to translate research evidence into practice to achieve better outcomes for people facing disadvantage, hardship or discrimination and their care givers.


Alice’s career pathway extends from a practicing allied health practitioner in the field of ophthalmology working in private practice, to a department leader in a major public hospital in an adjunct Level B Lecturing position at La Trobe University. Following the attainment of her PhD in the Schools of Health Sciences and Psychology in 2005, she has pursued a career in the field of social research as a principal researcher and was the successful recipient and project lead of two consecutive social research grants amounting to approximately $1.8M. This research focussed on models of care to support older people living with a cognitive impairment while experiencing homelessness (The Wicking Projects).  Since then Alice has worked as research fellow in the Centre of Evidence Based Aged Care at La Trobe University and more recently as a Lecturer in Dementia at the University of Tasmania.