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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Prof Dimity Pond

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BA Dip Ed, MBBS, FRACGP, PhD, Dip Soc Sci

DCRC role / affiliation

DCRC-ABC, Research Collaborator

Other roles / affiliations

Head of the Discipline of General Practice at the University of Newcastle


Professor Dimity Pond is head of the Discipline of General Practice at the University of Newcastle. She is a GP with a Fellowship of the RACGP, and has continued in clinical practice, including nursing home practice, throughout her academic career.

Dimity has a long track record of research on dementia in General Practice, including early studies on detailing interventions with GPs and collaborative work on trialling the GPCOG dementia screening instrument.

She is currently running an NHMRC funded multicentre trial of a dementia educational intervention in general practice, doing work on carer's access to services, and trialling a program linking GP practice nurses with health service specialist memory nurses.

Other areas of research interest have including primary care interventions for depression and post traumatic stress disorder in the elderly.

Professor Pond has contributed over 70 peer reviewed publications and a considerable amount of work around knowledge translation from research into general practice, including contributions to the GP Red Book of preventive activities, contributions to the Check training program for GPs, and regular teaching sessions at postgraduate and undergraduate level.