A/Professor Michael Woodward MB BS MD FRACP
Head of Aged Care Research and M emory Clinic , Austin Health, Heidelberg, VIC.
Associate Professor Michael Woodward is Head of Aged Care Research and the Memory Clinic at Austin Health in Melbourne, Victoria. He is a specialist in geriatric medicine with major interests in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias. He is Principal Investigator for numerous research trials of new therapies for AD and related disorders. He is immediate Past President of the AC4R – now called Dementia Trials Australia, that brings together researchers into therapeutic agents for dementia. He is also a member of the Board of the Dementia Alzheimer Research Foundation, which annually administers over $10 million of dementia research funding. He is one of now 3 Honorary Medical Advisors for Dementia Australia.
Michael Woodward’s publication record includes over 140 original research and review articles. He has been awarded his MD on the overlap between the dementia syndromes. More recent research interests have focussed on characterizing the frontal (dysexecutive) variant of Alzheimer’s Disease.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG), the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine, the Australian Wound Management Association (AWMA- now Wounds Australia) and of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and has long served each of these professional bodies, including being President of AWMA and AAG (Vic) and chairing the Committee for Physician Training that oversaw the training of all RACP trainees. He is currently Chair of the Accreditation Committee of the Adult Division of the RACP, accrediting training and training sites for Basic Physician Training and sits on the Adult Division Education Committee of that College.