Alzheimers NZ Annual Fellowship researching

The focus of the Fellowship is on research of interest to people living with dementia and to Alzheimers NZ.

The fellowship will provide up to $15,000 for research expenses/contribution to salary/professional development activities.

Applications are now closed.

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    2021 Fellow

    Dr Gary Cheung

    Dr Cheung is a Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Auckland and conducts research in the field of old age psychiatry. He has been instrumental in introducing cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) to New Zealand.

    “I am excited to continue my research. We have a lot of interesting data already in New Zealand through the Ministry of Health. By analysing these data we can see whether we can improve clinical practices and the quality of life for people living with dementia. We will also work with colleagues in Canada on cross-country validation to see if we can use interRAI data to predict the progression of cogntiive impairemnt over time.”

Recipients of the Fellowship

2020 – Dr Makarena Dudley

A senior lecturer at Auckland University, Dr Dudley is developing a unique and productive research track record investigating the interface of dementia and Māori. Her studies include developing a screening tool for detecting dementia in Māori and a theory of dementia from a Māori worldview. The work is based on interviews and relationships with kuia and kaumatua. Read more.

2019 – Dr Andrea Kwakowsky

A Senior Research Fellow at the University of Auckland, Dr Kwakowsky has been researching dementia since 2012, looking at the molecular, cellular and cognitive basis of brain function during ageing, and for people living with Alzheimer’s disease. Andrea is passionate about facilitating direct interaction between researchers and community, including organisations, people living with dementia, care partners and family members. Read more.