Welcome to the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration 

The Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC) were established in 2006 under the Government’s Dementia Initiative, funded by the Department of Health and Ageing after a competitive tender process. The three centres ('hubs') based at UNSW, ANU and QUT had many collaborative partners around Australia.  In 2011, administration of the DCRCs was transferred to the NHMRC and in 2016 respons ibility shifted to the newly established NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR)

Under the NNIDR the 3 DCRC centres have been unified and renamed the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) while retaining the 3 ‘hubs’. Alzheimer’s Australia is the auspicing body for the NNIDR and NHMRC has responsibility for outputs.

This new framework will serve to grow partnerships and strengthen ties with consumers and service providers, Dementia Training Australia and Dementia Support Australia in order to progress prevention, assessment, care and translation of knowledge into everyday practice, as well as building the next generation of dementia researchers. 
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A member organisation of the 
NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research  (NNIDR)

DCRC Directors

Mr Mitchell McMaster

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BBNSc, BBSc (Hons)

DCRC role / affiliation

DCRC-CC, Research Officer


Mitchell completed a Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience at Monash University and Honours Psychology at Queensland University of Technology. 

He has a diverse research background having worked with brain cell cultures in wet labs, magnetic resonance imaging data, executive deficits in sleep apnea patients and neuropsychological test score normalisation.

Since commencing work at the Dementia Collaborative Research - Carers and Consumers in 2010, Mitchell has been involved in several projects including:

  • Examining Perceived Stigma in Persons with Dementia,
  • Respite Care in Dementia,

    currently working on
  • Residential Placement Transitions Project