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Interview with Simon Denegri OBE

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Simon Denegri OBE is the Executive Director of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the former National Director for Patients, Carers and the Public in Research at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Simon talks about why we need initiatives such as Join Dementia Research and StepUp for Dementia Research. 

StepUp Director Yun-Hee Jeon on ABC News 24: New dementia service aims to improve research efficiency

Monday, August 19th, 2019

On June 10th, Professor Yun-Hee Jeon was interviewed about how StepUp for Dementia Research will be the solution to the recruitment challenge faced by dementia researchers, by connecting people interested in dementia research with the right study.   

Interview with Professor Dimity Pond

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Professor Dimity Pond talks from a GP’s perspective about the difficulties in identifying people living with dementia and the confronting process of trial recruitment. Dimity thinks that StepUp for Dementia Research can overcome many of these challenges and making it easy for people to be involved in research. Encouraging people to sign up is something […]

Interview with Professor Leon Flicker

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Professor Leon Flicker talks about dementia research and the benefits for people with cognitive impairment or dementia to be involved in research. Leon is the Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Western Australia.  

Interview with SBS Korean radio: how StepUp can revoluntionise dementia research

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

On July 15th, Program Director Professor Yun-Hee Jeon were interviewed by Euna Cho from SBS Korean Radio. A new online matching service – the StepUp for Dementia Research program – is expected to revolutionise the way people with dementia and researchers connect, fast-tracking more effective and inclusive dementia research across Australia. We will continue to […]

ABC radio interview with StepUp volunteer and director

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

On June 10th, StepUp for Dementia Research volunteer Ms Imelda Gilmore and Program Director Professor Yun-Hee Jeon were interviewed by Gavin Coote from ABC National Radio AM. Ms Gilmore talked about the difficult journey she and her late husband Graham had in trying to contribute to dementia research. “(Graham) wanted to make it better for […]

StepUp for Dementia Research officially launches

Monday, June 17th, 2019

StepUp for Dementia Research had its official go-live event, attended by a cross-section of the University community, including program ambassadors and university researchers. The event marked the kick-off for StepUp for Dementia Research, with the NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard declaring the program officially open on Tuesday 11 June. Please read full article in […]

StepUp for Dementia Research Timelines

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

1st March – The StepUp for Dementia Research website went live. 14th May – The helpdesk to accompany StepUp for Dementia Research opened, meaning that individuals in the community can register their interest in StepUp for Dementia Research over the phone or by post as well. 11th June – StepUp for Dementia Research ‘Go live’ event 13th […]

StepUp for Dementia Research in the News

Monday, May 20th, 2019

An article about StepUp for Dementia Research, titled “A way for many to help” has been published in The West on 20 May 2019. StepUp for Dementia Research is a new initiative that “has created a way for every interested person to get involved in dementia”, says Rhonda Parker, Chief Executive Officer of Alzheimer’s WA. The online […]

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