Prof. Henry Brodaty AO

Director - UNSW Medicine Hub


About Prof. Henry Brodaty AO

Professor Henry Brodaty AO MB BS MD DSc FRACP FRANZCP is Scientia Professor of Ageing and Mental Health, University of New South Wales; Consultant Psychogeriatrician, Aged Care Psychiatry and Head of the Memory Disorders Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital.

He is the Director of the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (Assessment and Better Care) and Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at UNSW.

Henry is currently President of International Psychogeriatric Association. He has served on several New South Wales and Commonwealth committees related to ageing and dementia. Henry is also the past chairman of Alzheimer’s Disease International, representing over 75 national Alzheimer Associations and past president of Alzheimer’s Australia and Alzheimer’s Australia (NSW);

Publishing over 400 papers and book chapters, Henry is on the editorial board of several journals and has been the recipient of a number of awards.

Henry’s lifetime achievements have been recognised with the award of AO.

Key Interests

  • Dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease:
  • mild cognitive impairment;
  • psychiatric sequelae of stroke;
  • detection and management of dementia by General Practitioners;
  • effects of dementia on family carers and on how best to help them;
  • trials of new drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease;
  • causes and management of behavioural and psychiatric complications of dementia (BPSD);
  • nursing homes;
  • late life depression.

Letters 2015 –



  • Brodaty H. How consumers can be partners. Better Practice. 27-28 Aug 2015; Sydney, Australia.
  • Brodaty H. Innovation in dementia care-where are we headed? Invited speaker. Strengthening Dementia Services. 5 October 2016. Melbourne.
  • Brodaty H. Launch of NHMRC clinical practice guidelines for dementia. Invited speaker. Dementia with dignity CDAMS Conference. Oct 2016. Melbourne.
  • Brodaty H. Keynote speaker. Fourteen years on from the Brodaty,Draper, Low triangle. 17th Alzheimer’s Australia Biennial National Dementia Conference 18 Oct 2017. Melbourne.
  • Brodaty H. Great Expectations: Hope and Realism. Alzheimer Australia ACT’s Great expectations inspiring hope through research. 27 February 2017. Canberra
  • Brodaty H. Plenary. Maintain your brain. NNIDR Australian Dementia Forum.16 Oct 2017. Melbourne.
  • Brodaty H. Pseudodementia, pseudopseudodementia and pseudodepression.The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age Psychogeriatrics in Perspective. 27 April 2018. Parliament House Sydney.
  • Brodaty H. Plenary presentation. Ways to improve quality of life for people with dementia. International best practice in dementia care. 7 March 2018. Sydney.