David's role at Dementia Training Australia
Dr Sykes leads Dementia Australia’s Centre for Dementia Learning which has been at the forefront of learning technologies including the multi award-winning Virtual Dementia Experience and the Educational Dementia Immersive Experience (EDIE). The team was recently awarded Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year.
Dr Sykes was involved in the establishment of the Victorian Disability Services Commissioner, worked for 10 years with the Office of the Public Advocate, is a graduate of the Williamson Community Leadership Program, and completed his doctorate on the development of a model of advocacy practice for working with people with a cognitive disability.
As Director of Dementia Training Australia, Dr Sykes is responsible for Dementia Essentials, DTA’s nationally accredited course for workers who support people living with dementia.