DTA Leadership Team

Dementia Training Australia (DTA) is a consortium bringing together leading dementia educators from five universities and Dementia Australia.

Professor Richard Fleming is an environmental design expert and psychologist who has been involved in the development of services for people with dementia for over 35 years.

Professor Richard Fleming

University of Wollongong, NSW

Executive Director, Dementia Training Australia; Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, University of Wollongong

Professor Beattie is a gerontologist and psychogeriatric nurse educated in Australia, the UK and the US who has been involved in dementia-focused clinical practice, education, research and evaluation for more than three decades.

Professor Elizabeth Beattie

Queensland University of Technology

Director, Dementia Training Australia; Director, Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration

Professor Robinson is Co-Founder of the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania and was Co-Director of the Centre and Professor of Aged Care Nursing until September 2017.

Professor Andrew Robinson

University of Tasmania

Director, Dementia Training Australia; Co-Founder, Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania

Dr Stafford is an academic and accredited pharmacist with an interest in clinical geriatrics. His experience in aged care spans the residential and community sectors, and he currently provides medication review and training services for a number of providers in Western Australia.

Dr Andrew Stafford

University of Western Australia

Director, Dementia Training Australia; Director, Consultant Pharmacy Services

Dr Sykes leads Dementia Australia’s Centre for Dementia Learning which has been at the forefront of learning technologies including the multi award-winning Virtual Dementia Experience and the Educational Dementia Immersive Experience (EDIE).

Dr David Sykes

Dementia Australia

Director, Dementia Training Australia; Director, Dementia Australia Centre for Dementia Learning

Dr Winbolt is a Registered Nurse with extensive experience in the care of people with dementia. Since moving into the university sector she has undertaken and managed numerous research projects, all with a focus on practice improvement.

Dr Margaret Winbolt

La Trobe University, Victoria

Director, Dementia Training Australia; Senior Research Fellow, Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care, La Trobe University