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The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium champion the work of the world-class dementia researchers in all disciplines. We also promote collaboration and the sharing of new ideas within the research community.

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Supporting research during COVID

Find out more about the actions SDRC are taking to ensure we maintain high quality dementia and brain health research ruring this time

Supporting Early Career Researchers

The SDRC have created a wide range of resources to support Early Career Researchers maintain, and grow, their research activity throughout these current circumstances and beyond.

Tips for researchers during Covid-19- Advice from Dr Terry Quinn for Principal Investigators

We will soon be starting a series on the SDRC Blog from Principal Investigators, sharing their experiences of research over the past few months. Today, we have another blog from Dr Terry Quinn at the University of Glasgow. Terry is sharing tips for researchers during...

COVID Impact on Research: Principal Investigator Blog- Dr Terry Quinn

Following on from the success of our SDRC Early Career Researcher guest blogs, we wanted to represent our more established researchers as well. We are delighted to share a blog from Dr Terry Quinn, Clinical Senior Lecturer from the University of Glasgow and SDRC...

Two Project Opportunities for Early Career Researchers

Scottish Dementia Research Consortium are pleased to share some exciting short-term projects. These opportunities are particularly suited to early career researchers and have been designed to allow for useful skills development, networking and publications. ...

COVID Impact on ECRs: Tuuli Hietamies

The SDRC are continuting our series of blogs featuring Early Career Researchers who are sharing how COVID has impacted their research and career prospects. Today's blog is from Tuuli Hietamies, thank you Tuuli for your contribution! Read the rest of the blog...

Early Career Researchers: Fatene Abakar Ismail

In today's COVID Impact blog, Fatene Abakar Ismail from the University of Glasgow is sharing her experiences of lockdown so far, how the pandemic has affected research and balancing working with being a mum. Read more blogs in the series here. My name is Fatene Abakar...

COVID Impact on ECRs: Tharin Phenwan

This week on the SDRC blog we are continuing our Early Career Researcher blog series on the impact of COVID.  Today's blog is by Tharin Phenwan. You can read the entire blog series here. My name is Tharin Phenwan. I am a second-year PhD student at the University of...

COVID Impact on ECRs: Fatima Alhayan

Today, we are pleased to share with you a guest blog by University of Strathclyde PhD student Fatima Alhayan. If you haven't seen our other COVID impact blogs yet, or would like to catch up with the full series, you can read them here.  I am in the...

COVID Impact on ECRs: Angus Addlesee

Following on from the SDRC's busy week last week of launching both our Resource Funding and our Mentorship Scheme, we are pleased to bring you more blogs from our Early Career Researcher members, sharing how COVID has impacted them professionally and personally....

COVID Impact on ECRs: Rose Vincent

Read today's COVID Impact blog from Rose Vincent, who has recently started a PhD at the University of Edinburgh. This part of a series of many blogs from students and ECRs on how COVID has affected their research and also featuring many practical advice for those...

COVID Impact on ECRs: Katie Gambier-Ross

If you have been following on the SDRC website, you will have seen our blog series featuring some wonderful Early Career Researchers and student, sharing insights on how COVID has been impacting their research and career prospects, as well as some helpful tips for all...

How COVID has Impacted Early Career Researchers: July 2020 Survey Findings

, for theirYou may be aware, since the start of the pandemic, the SDRC have been communicating with members on the impact of Covid on dementia research. At the start of lockdown, we ran a survey to find out how the pandemic has affected ECRs.  From this we created a...

Do you have insights to share with other researchers? Write a blog for the SDRC!

We are looking for PhD Students and Early Career Researchers to feature on our website and write a guest blog for the SDRC. You may already be familiar with our blog series, with each blog focusing on a researcher or group of researchers. We welcome contributions from...

Take part in a research study: Remote Cognitive Testing Survey

The University of Oxford are looking for volunteers from Scotland to take part in a survey about the Impact of COVID-19 on cognitive testing  The Translational Neuropsychology Lab at the University of Oxford, are investigating the impacts of COVID-19 UK lockdown on...

How to organise a virutal conference: Our experience from the SDRC Conference 2020

The SDRC’s first ever virtual annual conference took place earlier this month. It was our first ever all-virtual event and, I am pleased to say, feedback has been positive. As much as we love face-to-face events, there is still uncertainty as to when and to what...

SDRC Virtual Conference 2020 Summary

On the 7th September 2020, the SDRC hosted our fifth annual conference. The Conference was our biggest event yet. Over 240 people registered to attend, with three plenary speakers, eight early career researchers, 15 poster exhibitors and four exhibition stands. Thank...

Two Project Opportunities for Early Career Researchers

Scottish Dementia Research Consortium are pleased to share some exciting short-term projects. These opportunities are particularly suited to early career researchers and have been designed to allow for useful skills development, networking and publications. ...

The launch of the SDRC Annual Report 2019/20

The SDRC Annual Report 2019/20, launched on Monday 20th April, outlines what is new in dementia and brain health research in Scotland in the past 12 months. Once again, we are able to show the truly amazing quantity, quality and diversity of research happening...

Dementia Care Research Summit 2020

The first ‘Dementia Care Research Summit’, supported by the by Alzheimer’s Society, National Institute of Health Research and the Economic and Social Research Council will take place on 12 February 2020. The summit will celebrate successes in dementia care research to...

Professor John Starr: A tribute

We're deeply saddened to hear that Professor John Starr has passed away. Prof Starr supported our work for many years as an Alzheimer Scotland Trustee, and as the Director of the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh....

Alzheimer Scotland welcomes announcement of Scottish Brain Health Register

Scotland’s largest annual dementia conference (Friday 8 June, EICC, Edinburgh) will see the official launch of the newly created Scottish Brain Health Register. The register is led by the Scottish Dementia Informatics Platform (part of the...

Our mission

The SDRC have a set of objectives which underline everything that we do. These objectives are:

 

  • Bring together Scottish-based dementia researchers of all research interests and backgrounds
  • Promote collaboration and co-ordination between researchers
  • Champion the world-class dementia research taking place across Scotland
  • Work with the Scottish Government to help improve dementia services
  • Represent Scotland’s dementia research interests at national, UK, European and worldwide level
  • Ensure that the voice and views of people with dementia and their loved ones are central to all we do

Find out more about who the SDRC are and what we do here

How can I be a part of the SDRC?

The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium is the biggest network of dementia and brain health research in Scotland.

We are community of over 500 members. We work together to bring research into practice and also to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and those who care for them.

Membership for the SDRC is free and open to all.