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Henry Brodaty

Henry Brodaty, AO, MB BS, MD, DSc, FRACP, FRANZCP, FAHMS, Australia
Past President

Professor Henry Brodaty is the Scientia Professor of Ageing and Mental Health and Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney and a senior psychogeriatrician at Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Australia. He graduated Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Sydney in 1970, was awarded a doctorate in medicine (by research) at the University of New South Wales in 1985 and a Doctor of Science at UNSW in 2006. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

A member of IPA since 1991, he served on the Board of Directors from 1994-2002. He was a founding executive member of the Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

Professor Brodaty has been very active with Alzheimer’s Associations. He helped found and was the first president of Alzheimer’s Australia New South Wales from 1982-1984 and from 1988-1990. He helped found and was president of Alzheimer’s Australia from 1988-1991. He served as chair of its Dementia Research Committee from its inception in 1984 to 2019. As a founding member of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), Professor Brodaty served on the executive continuously until 2005, including being Chairman from 2002-2005, Vice-Chairman from 1998-2002, and chair of ADI’s Medical and Scientific Committee from 1993-2002. He continues as Honorary Vice-President of ADI.

Professor Brodaty received several research, community and service awards from the Australian government, the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatry, the University of New South Wales, Rotary and IPA. These include being made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2002, the Distinguished Services to the Field of Psychogeriatrics Award from IPA in 2009 and the International Ryman Prize in 2016, often referred to as the “Nobel Prize” of ageing.

The author of over 700 articles and book chapters, Professor Brodaty’s research interests lie in the fields of prevention of dementia, dementia caregivers, behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), nursing homes, epidemiology of cognitive health and decline and positive ageing.


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