Postgraduate Scholarships

Three Postgraduate Scholarships in Dementia Research Announced!

The Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) would like to announce the 2021 DCRC Postgraduate Research Scholarships for Dementia Research. Three PhD scholarships are on offer at $30,000 per annum for up to 3 years starting in 2021. For this scholarship round, candidates undertaking research into dementia care and prevention will be prioritised for funding.

Meet our PhDs:
Dr Deborah Brooks examines support for spousal carers of people with dementia following placement into residential aged care

My journey into a PhD at QUT started with conversations with partners of people with dementia. They talked about how difficult the transition into residential care was for them, and their partner with dementia. Some of these couples had been married for fifty or sixty years, and the separation was often referred to as a 'bereavement without death'- which became the title of my thesis.

Meet our PhDs: Dr Tierney’s Own Meaningful Activities

Dr Laura Tierney completed her PhD examining meaningful activity for older adults with dementia. Her research proposed a conceptual model for understanding “meaningful activity” and a person-centred approach to care that respects individuality, focuses on individuals’ strengths rather than impairments and empowers individual decision-making. “I worked as a research assistant for many years across lots […]