DTA Leadership Team

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

Professor Goodenough is a behavioural scientist with over 25 years of experience in health, and health services research. She has a specific interest in knowledge translation and implementation science – how to put evidence into practice.

Professor Belinda Goodenough

University of Wollongong, NSW

Executive Director, Dementia Training Australia; Professor, 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, QLD

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

Ellie has considerable clinical experience specialising in aged and dementia care, particularly across the hospital and health care settings.

Ellie Newman

University of Western Australia, WA

Director, Dementia Training Australia;

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, VIC

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

Michelle is an experienced operations and transformational change agent with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors.

Michelle Rankin

University of Wollongong, NSW

Chief Operating Officer, Dementia Training Australia


Richard Fleming

Professor Richard Fleming

University of Wollongong, NSW

Executive Director, Dementia Training Australia to 30 June, 2019

Professor Andrew Robinson

University of Tasmania

Director, Dementia Training Australia to 30 June, 2019

Andrew Stafford DTA Director UWA

Professor Andrew Stafford

University of Western Australia

Director, Dementia Training Australia; Director, Consultant Pharmacy Services to 14 August, 2019