Information related to research interest "Dementia Care"
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Faculty of Health Sciences
Institute for Health & Ageing
Since graduating from her PhD in Psychology in 2014, Gemma has worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Health and Ageing (IHA). In this role she has designed, managed and evaluated health interventions, including a new program to improve the quality of life of family carers of people with dementia. During her PhD and research fellow roles, she has developed a range of research skills and abilities with particular focus on program development and research design. Her current research is in the areas of health psychology and ageing, with a particular focus on the needs of family carers of people with dementia. Gemma is also a member of the biostatistics team at IHA.
: 3722 (Melbourne) : Gemma.Tatangelo@acu.edu.au
Nat Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
Colleen is Professor of Aged Care and supported research in a partnership agreement with Catholic Homes and Villa Maria Catholic Homes 2012-2016. The goal of her research is to improve support for older adults living in the community as well as residential care. Key areas are telehealth, e-health and dementia care as well as mental health. Colleen's doctorate from The University of Adelaide was in memory training and intellectual disability, and over the last 30 years she has built a career in aged care services and program evaluation with particular expertise in dementia and health service evaluation. She is honorary research fellow at the National Ageing Research Institute and honorary professorial fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, a member of the Australian Psychological Society and founder of the Psychology and Ageing Interest Group. She publishes in both academic and technical evaluation genres, and has received over 30 research grants since 1990, the most significant grant being the national evaluation of the federal government's Dementia Initiative (2007-10).
: 0409739136 (Melbourne) : Colleen.Doyle@acu.edu.au
I am a registered nurse and a sociologist. I hold postgraduate qualifications in nursing, education, social science, and public health. I have been engaged in teaching, practice, and research in the areas of aged and palliative care nursing for over twenty years and have published broadly in these fields over that time. In 2011 I was appointed inaugural Professor of Aged Care, a joint appointment between the Australian Catholic University and Mercy Health in Melbourne. My research interests include social constructions of death and dying, the nexus between aged and palliative care, dementia as a terminal illness, health workers in aged care and palliative contexts, and qualitative methodologies.
: (03) 9953 3856 (Melbourne) : Fran.McInerney@acu.edu.au
Nat School of Allied Health
Dr Erin Conway is a senior lecturer in Speech Pathology. Her research interests include the impact of communication changes in dementia on the experiences of people with dementia, and the evaluation of treatments to improve communication for people with dementia. Intervention approaches include communication training for carers of people with dementia, and exploring treatment efficacy of word-retrieval rehabilitation in progressive aphasia. Dr Conway is also interested in cognition and language processing in healthy aging and acquired neurological disorders (eg. stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease) and the use of EEG methodology in the investigation of neurolinguistic processing.
: (Brisbane) : Erin.Conway@acu.edu.au
Common Research Interests
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