CRAHW hosts a node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), an NHMRC Dementia Collaborative Research Centre – Early Diagnosis and Prevention (DCRC-EDP), and the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Cognitive Health.
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) is a unique collaboration bringing together academia, government and industry to address one of the major social challenges of the twenty first century.
Our innovative research is providing global solutions to the economic and social challenges of population ageing and ;building a new generation of researchers to global standard with an appreciation of the multidisciplinary nature of population ageing.
The Dementia Collaborative Research Centre for Early Diagnosis & Prevention (DCRC-EDP) is based at CRAHW and Professor Kaarin Anstey is the Director. It is one of three collaborative research centres that are funded by the National Health & Medical Research Council as part of the Government’s Dementia Initiative.
The Centre conducts research based at a number of Australian universities and institutions. In 2016 the DCRCs conducted a competitive round of funding and awarded funds to more than 30 sub-projects, which are in addition to their own research activities. See the list of projects funded until 30 June 2017 (pdf, 290KB).
DCRC is involved in conducting high quality research into dementia from different disciplinary perspectives, and from different stakeholder perspectives including the person with dementia, carers, the population who are at risk of dementia, and the health services that support those with dementia and their carers. Dementia researchers come from many backgrounds including nursing, medicine, psychology, basic science, technology, communications, and health sciences.
This newly established Centre (which is a collaboration between several universities and research institutions) focusses on research to optimise cognitive health and prevent cognitive decline.
The IRNDP is a multinational network bringing together researchers who are working to reduce the risk of dementia across the world. The network is a project of DCRC-EDP. IRNDP will be officially launched at the AAIC Conference in London on 17 July 2017.