Alzheimers NZ Annual Fellowship

Alzheimers NZ Annual Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The Alzheimers NZ Annual Fellowship provides support for professionals developing a research career or incorporating research activities as part of a health-related role. Our aim is to improve research knowledge about dementia through promoting a research capable health workforce.

The focus of the Fellowship is on research of interest to people living with dementia and to Alzheimers NZ. The fellowship will provide a small grant for research expenses/contribution to salary. 

More information on the criteria and how to apply for the Fellowship will be announced on this page, so watch this space.

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