Ms Kim Burns

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DCRC role / affiliation

DCRC-ABC, Research Officer


Kim's background as a clinical nurse specialist in psychogeriatrics has led to her work in dementia research.

Since commencing work with Professor Henry Brodaty at the Academic Department for Old Age Psychiatry at the Prince of Wales Hospital in 2004, Kim has been involved in various research projects. These include the Sydney Stroke Study, the Memory and Ageing Study, the Sydney Multisite Intervention of LaughterBosses and ElderClowns (SMILE) pilot study, establishing the PRIME memory clinic database, the Encouraging Best Practice in Residential Aged Care project (EBPRAC) and the Assessment of DEpression for QUAlIty CarE Study (ADEQUACIES).

As a registered psychologist, Kim's roles have also included working in multiple clinical trials for dementia with the Sydney Centre for Clinical Cognitive Research and the Behavioural Assessment Intervention and Services (BASIS) position. Recently, Kim has worked as a research officer for the DCRC-ABC team on the DoHA funded project to review and update the Behaviour Management Guide to Good Practice for Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) clinicians.