The Brightwater Research Centre actively seeks opportunities to work with universities, consumer groups and other service providers to conduct research related to our core motivation - improving the wellbeing of our residents and clients.

Valuable partnerships enable us to build capacity in our staff, support research students and work together to translate rigorous research into practice.

Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre (CDPC)

Brightwater is one of four industry partners working with the National Health and Medical Research Centre (NHMRC) in the Partnership Centre focusing on cognitive and related functional decline in older people.

This Partnership Centre initiative unites Brightwater with industry partners Dementia Australia, HammondCare (NSW) and Helping Hand (SA) to improve the lives of people with dementia by developing, communicating and implementing research.

It brings together consumers, industry partners, researchers and clinicians to develop relevant research questions and ensure findings are applicable to the current care environment for people with dementia.

Research Partners & Collaborators

Brightwater has established many valuable partnerships and collaborations with consumers, public and private industry partners, researchers and clinicians. These have included:

Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (SA)

Curtin University Occupational Therapy (WA)

Curtin University Physiotherapy (WA)

Curtin University Speech Pathology (WA)

Ear Science Institute Australia (WA)

Edith Cowan University (ECU) (WA)

ECU Exercise and Sports Science (WA)

HammondCare (NSW)

Helping Hand (SA)

Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA)

Kings College London (UK)

Lions Eye Institute (WA)

Monash University Pharmacy (Vic)

National Health and Medical Research Council (AU)

Northwick Park Hospital (UK)

Oxford University (UK)

Sexual Health Quarters (WA)

South Australian Government - SA Health (SA)

University of Manchester (UK)

University of Melbourne, Pharmacy (Vic)

University of NSW (NSW)

University of South Australia, School of Health Sciences (SA)

University of Sydney (NSW)

University of Technology Sydney (NSW)

University of Western Australia (UWA)

University of York (UK)

UWA Audiology (WA)

UWA Law (WA)

UWA Medicine (WA)

UWA Population and Global Health (WA)

UWA Psychological Science (WA)

UWA Psychology (WA)

UWA Rural Clinical School (WA)

UWA Social Science (WA)

WA Department Of Health, Linkage Branch (WA)

West Australian Health Translation Network (WA)

Western Australian Centre for Health & Ageing (WA)