Colin McDonnell

Colin McDonnell
Dementia Excellence Practice Leader, Scalabrini Villages

Colin is the Dementia Excellence practice lead for Scalabrini Villages. He has had a long career in aged care with a particular interest in person centred care, design and innovation in aged care environments, to enable independence for people living with dementia. Colin is a Registered Nurse with a Masters in Health Science and has been appointed as Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health. School of Nursing at Wollongong University.

Programs initiated by Colin have won the following awards;

• The Positive Living in Aged Care Award
• Five Better Practice Awards
• Two Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Awards for people living with dementia and depression.
• The World Health Short film award for “Finding the Why