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.

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


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.

Group Members

Prof Lee-Fay Low (co-chair)

Professor in Ageing and Health, NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellow, University of Sydney

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Dr Nadeeka Dissanayaka (co-chair)

NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellow, The University of Queensland

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Dr Claire Burley

DCRC Research Fellow, University of New South Wales

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A/Prof Michelle Lupton

Associate Professor, QIMR Berghofer

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Dr Julien Bensalem, PhD

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)

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Dr Tejal Shah

Research Fellow, Macquarie University

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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 Célia Fourrier

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)

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Dr Stephanie Wong

NHMRC Research Fellow and Clinical Neuropsychologist, Flinders 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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Our Initiatives

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

Accelerator Online Workshop: Navigating a Research Career in the Field of Dementia

Presentation by Chris Rowe, Panel discussion with rising stars and senior researchers (Jurgen Fripp, Stephanie Wong, Maria Inacio, Lyndsey Collins-Praino, Eddy Strivens) followed by interactive discussion in breakout rooms.

Thursday, 27th May 2021 12:00 PM-2:30 PM AEST 

  1. Upcoming Webinars

ADNeT Webinar: Involving people living with dementia, care partners and families in dementia research

The ADNeT Early-Mid Career Researchers Accelerator Group will be presenting an upcoming webinar on the topic of ‘Involving people with dementia, care partners and families in dementia research.

Presentations by Dr Deborah Brooks (DCRC Lived Experience Group) and Dr Adekunle Bademosi (The University of Queensland) will be followed by a Q&A discussion with Dementia Advocates Dr Jane Thompson and Ms Ann Pietsch.

When: Friday, 26th November
Time: 9.30am-11am AEST (Queensland)

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Past Webinars:

Influencing Policy Through Dementia Research

The ADNeT Early-Mid Career Research Accelerator Group presents a webinar on the topic of ‘Influencing policy through dementia research’.

Presentations by Robert Day (Australian Government Department of Health), Glenn Rees (Alzheimer’s Disease International), Henry Brodaty (Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration)

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Webinar Opportunities for collaborating with ADNeT

The purpose of this webinar was to explore the opportunities for early and mid career researchers to collaborate with ADNeT’s three main initiatives: the ADNeT Registry, Screening and Trials, and Memory Clinics.

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Dementia Australia Research Foundation Grant Applications

This webinar hosted by ADNeT’s Early and Mid-Career Accelerator Group provides information about the Dementia Australia Research Foundation grant applications. The webinar includes a Q&A session.

Speakers: Dr Annette Moxey (Manager, Dementia Australia Research Foundation)

Dr Kunle Bademosi (2021 Race Against Dementia Fellow)

Ann Pietsch (Dementia Advocate Panel Member)

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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.

  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.