Professional Staff

Alexandra McTavish

Marketing Communications Coordinator

MA, BA (Journalism)

Alex McTavish has more than twenty years experience as a producer, media liaison, marketer and arts leader in not-for-profit, corporate and cultural sectors in Australia and the United Kingdom. With specialism in communications, public relations, strategic and business planning, sector development, cultural change management, policy, advocacy, community engagement and program [...]

Ani Johnston

Senior Administrator

B.HlthSc (Food and Nutrition)

Ani is an experienced administrator with a history of working in the hospital and care industry. She currently provides project support to Professor Kaarin Anstey at Neuroscience Research Australia. Ani is also a qualified Nutritionist having recently completed BHlthSc in Food and Nutrition and is currently completing a Graduate Certificate [...]

Dr. Deborah Brooks

Consumer Involvement Coordinator


Deborah Brooks (PhD, MSc, BSc) is a project coordinator at the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration, Queensland University of Technology. She has a background in psychology and health services research and has been involved in many dementia research and service development projects over the last 15 years, both in Australia and [...]

Dr. Tiffany Jessop

DCRC Centre Manager

PhD, BSc. (Hons)

Tiffany graduated with a PhD in cell biology from UNSW and then moved into dementia care research 8 years ago with the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC). Tiffany joined the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration in March 2012 as the Project Officer for the Dementia Services Evaluation Grants (DSEG) Program. This [...]

Sandra Jeavons

DCRC Centre Manager


Sandra is responsible for managing the operations of the DCRC at the Qld University of Technology. She brings extensive experience at senior level in various roles in the public and private sector particularly in health and education. Sandra has experience in Strategic, Operations, Project and Change Management, Business Development and [...]