Dementia Australia: Dawn Brooker masterclass

Professor Dawn Brooker Masterclass Tour 2020

Dawn Brooker will be a keynote speaker for the Dementia Australia National Symposium 2020 and will run a masterclass tour in 5 capital cities across Australia.

In November 2019, Dawn was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Journal of Dementia Care in the UK.  This reflected the significant contribution she has made to advancing person-centred care for people living with dementia in the UK and globally.

She was given editing responsibility of the book ‘Dementia Reconsidered, Revisited: The person still comes first’ originally written by the late Tom Kittwood. The book is considered by many to be the most authoritative work on person-centred dementia care.

Beginning as a clinical psychologist Dawn went on to develop the internationally recognised VIPS Framework. The ‘VIPS’ framework developed by Dawn sums up the four key elements in Kitwood’s philosophy of person-centred care for people living with dementia as: Values, Individualised approach, Perspective of the person living with dementia and Social environment.

The masterclass is an interactive half day workshop. Participants will work through a range of exercises to assist them to apply the VIPS framework in reflecting upon how person centred their organisation is and identifying areas of strength and those requiring development. All participants will receive a workbook as well as having access to ask scenario based questions of Dawn.

Location Date
Sydney – Rydges Sydney Central Wednesday 25 March 2020
Brisbane – Park Regis Thursday 26 March 2020
Melbourne – Rendezvous Hotel Monday 30 March 2020
Adelaide – Mercure Hotel Tuesday 31 March 2020
Perth – IBIS Hotel Wednesday 1 April 2020


To register for one of the masterclasses, or masterclass and symposium, visit https://www.dementia2020.org.au/masterclass