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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NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research  (NNIDR)


Prof Henry Brodaty

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DCRC role / affiliation

DCRC-ABC, Centre Director

Other roles / affiliations

Co-Director, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)


Phone:   Clinic 02 9382 3759    Research 02 9385 2592 

Professor Henry Brodaty AO MB BS MD DSc FRACP FRANZCP is Scientia Professor of Ageing and Mental Health, University of New South Wales; Consultant Psychogeriatrician, Aged Care Psychiatry and Head of the Memory Disorders Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital.

He is the Director of the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre (Assessment and Better Care) and Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at UNSW.

Henry is currently President of International Psychogeriatric Association. He has served on several New South Wales and Commonwealth committees related to ageing and dementia. Henry is also the past chairman of Alzheimer's Disease International, representing over 75 national Alzheimer Associations and past president of Alzheimer's Australia and Alzheimer's Australia (NSW);

Publishing over 400 papers and book chapters, Henry is on the editorial board of several journals and has been the recipient of a number of awards.

Henry's lifetime achievements have been recognised with the award of AO.

Research Interests

  • Dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease:
  • mild cognitive impairment;
  • psychiatric sequelae of stroke;
  • detection and management of dementia by General Practitioners;
  • effects of dementia on family carers and on how best to help them;
  • trials of new drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease;
  • causes and management of behavioural and psychiatric complications of dementia (BPSD);
  • nursing homes;
  • late life depression.