Dr. Elaine Fielding

Senior Research Fellow


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About Dr. Elaine Fielding

Dr Fielding received a PhD in Sociology with specialisations in Demography and Research Methods and Statistics in 1993. Since then, she has served as a methodological and statistical consultant on a large number of complex social research projects, especially those involving surveys.

In 2008, she took a position as a Senior Researcher at the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre at the Queensland University of Technology and is currently a Senior Research Fellow there.

In 2011-12, she led a national survey project to study usage of, and satisfaction with, respite services by carers of people with dementia in Australia.


Key Interests

She is currently involved in a project led by Dr Maria O’Reilly which tests a transition support intervention to improve the residential respite experience of people with dementia and their carers.

Other projects include:

  • A knowledge translation project to produce materials (paper, online, etc.) to help carers be aware of, and choose between, respite choices (lead investigator);
  • Carers’ experience of the transition period when the person with dementia they care for moves into permanent residential care (lead investigator–currently recruiting); and
  • A large, national study of quality of life of people with dementia in residential care (supervisor of data management and statistical analysis).