Knowledge Translation Research Fellow
BPsych (Hons), RN
About Kim Burns
Kim Burns is the Knowledge Translation (KT) Fellow at DCRC, UNSW. Her role includes supporting the implementation of evidence-based research in relation to the behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia (BPSD).
Kim has a clinical background in psychogeriatric nursing and psychology. She has worked in dementia research since 2004.
Kim has coordinated the BPSD team at DCRC, UNSW since 2010. The team develops evidence and practice-based resources for those supporting people with dementia who present with BPSD. Resources include additional considerations for people living with dementia who are from minority groups. Target audiences for the BPSD resources include family carers as well as care staff and health professionals working in acute, community, primary and residential care settings Australia wide.
- Biopsychosocial mechanisms of disinhibited behaviours in dementia and a systematic review of management approaches
- Nonpharmacological approaches for depression in dementia
- A resource highlighting additional considerations for those managing behaviours and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people
- Development of the BPSD Guide
- Behaviours & Psychological Symptoms associated with Dementia (BPSD)