Lived Experience Project

DCRC Lived Experience Project

The Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) aims to grow partnerships with people with lived experience of dementia.

Involvement of people with lived experience is essential in setting the dementia research agenda and providing consultation on research projects. This type of involvement will help us to improve relevant, priority-driven evidence and the implementation of evidence into practice.

The aims of the DCRC Lived Experience Project are to:

  • Support a group of people living with dementia and their care partners to provide advice to the DCRC Executive regarding the Centre’s projects and priorities.
  • Build a database of participants interested in being involved in the review of research grants and scholarships.
  • Provide training and support to people living with dementia and their care partners wishing to be involved in research projects as a co-investigator or on review panels.

We aim to recruit 10-15 people with lived experience of dementia to this group initially. People with dementia, families, care supporters, health and social care professionals, researchers, policy makers and the wider community are often also called consumers of dementia research.



Deborah Brooks, Project Coordinator

Elizabeth Beattie, DCRC Director

Henry Brodaty, DCRC Director

Jay Dave, Lived Experience Expert

Leanne Jack, Lived Experience Expert

Theresa Flavin, Lived Experience Expert

Dubgh Taylor, Lived Experience Expert

Tiffany Jessop, DCRC Manager and researcher

Margie MacAndrew, DCRC researcher

Ruth Peters, DCRC researcher

Theresa Scott, NHMRC Researcher