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/Prof Barbara Horner



DCRC role / affiliation

DCRC-CC, Research Collaborator and Senior Partner

Other roles / affiliations

Director of the WA Dementia Training Study Centre (2009-2013)



As a highly valued member of the DCRC community, the biosketch below is provided for interest.

A/Professor Horner established the Centre for Research on Ageing (CRA) in 2000 and held the position of Director since its inception. Although holding additional leadership positions within the Faculty 2008-10, she maintained leadership of the Centre and its staff, continuing to expand the outcomes of this Centre.

Barbara is a social researcher and her particular research interests are in the social and service implications of ageing. Her research includes workforce issues, innovation in models of care and service frameworks and evaluation, quality of life factors in aged communities and organizational leadership and change. Her research has also expanded to care of people with dementia in partnership with Alzheimer's Australia WA.

As part of the CRA portfolio, she is also the Director of the WA Dementia Training Study Centre and node leader for Curtin University in the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre - 3, Consumers & Carers. Professor Horner was an invited delegate to the Taiwan/Australian Horner Collaborative Workshop on Gerontechnology, in Taiwan in 2010.