Implementation of a Virtual Reality sensory room in a sub-acute ward for people living with dementia with behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia (BPSD)

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Number of Master Places Available
1
Department / Centre
Psychiatry
Location
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Anita Goh goha@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Kwang Lim Kwang.Lim@mh.org.au
Rose Goonan rose.goonan@mh.org.au

Summary A virtual reality dementia sensory room (VR sensory room) will be installed at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Park Campus in AC4’s 7 bed wing, designed for patients with dementia. This research project focuses on developing and evaluating a clear, co-designed implementation strategy to enable the patients living with dementia to benefit from using this VR sensory room.

Project Details

A virtual reality dementia sensory room (VR sensory room) will be installed at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Park Campus in AC4’s 7 bed wing, designed for patients with dementia. This research project focuses on developing and evaluating a clear, co-designed implementation strategy to enable the patients living with dementia to benefit from using this VR sensory room. 

This project will suit a student with an interest in psychiatry, geriatrics, ageing, neurology, and neuropsychology, and who is interested in publishing findings.



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Ageing



Research Opportunities

PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department / Centre

Psychiatry

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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