Katharine Salmon

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Katharine Salmon

ISLAND Clinic co-ordinator
Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre

Room Room 410 , Medical Science 1, Level 4

03 6226 4862 (phone)

03 6226 4385 (fax)


Katharine trained at the University of Tasmania and worked at the Royal Hobart Hospital for 3 years before travelling and working in the UK for 2 years in various roles.

Katharine returned to Sydney, NSW, where she undertook and completed her General Practice training and worked for 6 years. She returned to Hobart with her family in 2001 and since then has worked in General Practice with a special interest in aged care.

Katharine has a hope that knowledge and services related to dementia can continue to be improved for those people living with dementia and the general community. It is hoped that the provision of a diagnostic cognitive assessment clinic for Tasmanians will improve access to diagnostic services in the state whilst also linking in with research at the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre.

Career summary


  • BMed sci, University of Tasmania, Australia, 1986.
  • MBBS, University of Tasmania, Australia, 1989.
  • FRACGP, 1998

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Fields of Research

  • Geriatrics and gerontology (320210)
  • Aged health care (420301)
  • Health and community services (420305)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion (450408)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing (450417)
  • Health promotion (420603)
  • Health systems (420311)

Research Objectives

  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions (200101)
  • Ageing and older people (230102)
  • Community health care (200302)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community service programs (210101)
  • Treatment of human diseases and conditions (200105)


Total publications


Journal Article

(2 outputs)
2022Merl H, Alty J, Salmon K, Doherty KV, 'Truth, hope and the disclosure of a dementia diagnosis: a scoping review of the ethical considerations from the perspective of the person, carer and clinician', Dementia pp. 1-19. ISSN 1471-3012 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/14713012211067882 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Merl H; Alty J; Doherty KV


2021Breen J, Wimmer BC, Smit CCH, Courtney-Pratt H, Lawler K, et al., 'Interdisciplinary perspectives on restraint use in aged care', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, (21) pp. 1-15. ISSN 1661-7827 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/ijerph182111022 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Breen J; Wimmer BC; Smit CCH; Courtney-Pratt H; Lawler K; Price A; Goldberg LR


Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
2022Alty J, Salmon K, Lawler K, McDonald S, Stuart K, et al., 'The ISLAND clinic: first year outcomes of a new state-wide one-stop' cognitive clinic in Tasmania', ADRF - Australian Dementia Research Forum, 30-31 May 2022, Online (2022) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Alty J; Lawler K; McDonald S; Stuart K; Cleary A; Beaumont M; Radfar N; Collins J; Ma WJ; King A; Vickers J