The Board of Directors is advised by a group of eight leading dementia researchers called the Scientific Panel. The Scientific Panel leads the external assessment of the Dementia Grants Program and advises the Board of Directors on the best qualified award recipients.

The current Scientific Panel members are:

PROFESSOR JAMES VICKERS (Chair)

Chair of Pathology
Head, School of Medicine
University of Tasmania

PROFESSOR RALPH MARTINS

Director of Centre of Excellence for Alzheimer’s disease - Research and Care
Foundation Chair of Ageing and Alzheimer’s disease
Edith Cowan University

PROFESSOR WENDY MOYLE

Director of the Centre for Health Practice Innovation (HPI)
Griffith University

PROFESSOR ELIZABETH BEATTIE

Professor Aged and Dementia Care
School of Nursing 
Queensland University of Technology

PROFESSOR LINDY CLEMSON

Professor in Occupational Therapy and Ageing
Co-Director, Ageing, Work and Health Research Unit
National Health and Medical Research Centre Career Development Fellow
The University of Sydney

PROFESSOR GLYNDA KINSELLA

Professor, Director Postgraduate Programs
Department of Psychology
La Trobe University 

PROFESSOR ELIZABETH COULSON

Head of the Neuronal Cell Survival Laboratory
Queensland Brain Institute and Centre for Ageing
The University of Queensland

PROFESSOR VELANDAI SRIKANTH

Professor in the Department of Medicine at Monash University
Southern Clinical School, Monash Medical Centre, MMC. 
Head of the Stroke and Ageing Research Group