I am a Researcher

The Australian Dementia Network is a network of leading researchers and clinicians working together to improve the quality of dementia diagnosis and care and to accelerate the development of new treatments through our research.

If you are a researcher and

  • Would like to access ADNeT data
  • Would like to collaborate on research projects

Please complete the Expression of Interest Form and return to ADNeT as instructed.

For all other inquiries please complete the contact form below, providing as much information as possible.

Complete our contact form and we will be in touch.

Link to guidelines and other resources available to researchers and clinicians.


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The Australian Young Onset Dementia Special Interest Group

The Australian Young Onset Dementia Special Interest Group is a national network committed to research, policy, and clinical care to improve outcomes for people with young onset dementia and their families. YOD-SIG is working to foster and improve collaboration and information sharing across sectors. YOD-SIG develops an array of resources, education activities, research, and advocates for improved care and support for people with young onset dementia and their families.


Early and Mid-Career Researchers Accelerator Group

The Australian Dementia Network (ADNeT) Accelerator Group supports and advocates for early and mid-career dementia researchers, and helps develop future leaders. The Accelerator group was formed as part of the concluded NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) in 2018, and is delighted to continue working under the auspices of ADNeT since 2020.

Are you an early to mid-career dementia researcher looking for grant opportunities, but not sure where to start? The ADNeT EMCR Accelerator group have put together a list of both dementia specific and general EMCR grant opportunities.

List of Dementia and General Grants

If you know of any others, please don’t hesitate to contact either Ayeisha Milligan Armstrong (ayeisha.milligan@postgrad.curtin.edu.au) or  Andrew Shoubridge  (Andrew.Shoubridge@sahmri.com). The list will be updated regularly with dates and status of application rounds. Good Luck!

Group Members

A/Prof Nadeeka Dissanayaka (co-chair)

NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellow, The University of Queensland

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Dr Stephanie Wong (co-chair)

NHMRC Research Fellow and Clinical Neuropsychologist, Flinders University

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Dr Claire Burley

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of New South Wales

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Jurgen Fripp

ADNeT Technology Academic Lead

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Dr Edwin Tan

NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow, University of Sydney

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A/Prof Tuan Nguyen

Principal Research Fellow, National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)

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Ayeisha Milligan Armstrong

PhD Student, Curtin University

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Dr Suraj Samtani

Postdoctoral Fellow, CHeBA (Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing), University of New South Wales

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Dr Andrew Shoubridge


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Dr Jackie Wesson

Senior Lecturer, Occupational Therapy, University of Sydney

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Our Initiatives

  1. Australian Dementia Forum Workshops and Networking for early and mid-career researchers
  2. Webinars

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  1. Sponsorship Program for ECRs and MCRs

In 2019 the ADNeT Accelerator Working Group piloted a new sponsorship program to provide NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellows with strategic guidance as these researchers navigate the next stage of their careers. In 2020 we expanded the program to all Australian dementia ECR/MCRs to support the Australia’s boosting dementia research initiative in creating Australia’s dementia research leaders of the future.

The 2019, 2020 programs introduced great career development opportunities for active participants and provided additional benefits to professional development through networking and invitations to speak at other institutions.

Applications for the 2023 Sponsorship program are now open and close on 30th April 2023. Find out more and apply for the sponsorship program here.

  1. Surveys to evaluate the productivity and needs of early and mid-career dementia researchers

At past we have conducted two surveys for NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellows and NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leadership fellows.


  • Overall these surveys demonstrated that dementia research fellows have been highly productive in research outputs, capacity building, increasing international collaborations, and gaining competitive funding for dementia research.
  • All Fellows were eager to further their career by leading in dementia research, and receive opportunities for collaboration, increase engagement with the government and policy makers, and increase dissemination of research via invited talks.
  • Further support is required to continue leadership in dementia research, increase clinical translations, and policy development.