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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Ms Kasia Bail

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DCRC role / affiliation

DCRC-ABC, PhD Student

Other roles / affiliations

University of Canberra


Kasia’s primary work interest is to improve sustainable acute care health delivery for an ageing population. Her publications reflect her range of work experience, from undergraduate nursing to examining nurse sensitive outcomes for older patients in hospital. Before undertaking a move into academia at the University of Canberra in 2007, Kasia combined her clinical nursing (primarily in acute palliative care) with her research roles (as research assistant and project manager). Her Honours research on prognosis communication found that both the psychosocial and scientific spheres of prognosis can be valued in communication and decision-making by clinicians.

Kasia’s PhD focuses on preventable complications for people with dementia in hospital, and has found that dementia patients have two to three times as many urinary tract infections, pneumonia, pressure areas, and delirium than non-dementia patients. Kasia has demonstrated a passion for identifying and researching the structures which impede or enable nursing care, and sharing her learning and inquiry with nursing students. She continues to work occasionally as a general medical hospital nurse, with a particular interest in chronic illness. In her spare time she practices Wing Chun Kung Fu and plays drums in a metal band.