We're here for all dementia research in Scotland

The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium champion the work of the world-class dementia and brain health researchers across the country. We are a network that supports dementia research in Scotland in all disciplines. From dementia prevention, diagnosis, developing treatments in the future as well as helping the lives of people living with dementia today. 

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SDRC Latest

Online Conference 2021: Save the Date

We are delighted to announce that the next SDRC Conference will be on the 16th June 2021. Stay tuned for more details!

Executive Committee Refresh

Following our recent election, we are pleased to announce the 5 new researchers joining us, in addition to Professor Frank Gunn-Moore and Professor Debbie Tolson who were re-elected. Click below to see our new-look executive

Webinar Series

The SDRC have launched our webinar series, which takes place on the first Wednesday night of every months. Have a look at what events are coming up and look back at previous presentations

Care home lockdown and the impact on families: Rapid Study Update

Care home lockdown and the impact on families: what hurt, what helped and what happens next   At the end of last year, we published a researcher blog from those involved in the Creative Covid Care study. This blog outlined their work on the experiences of...

Guest Blog: Marianne Cranwell

Today's blog is from Marianne Cranwell, who in undertaking a PhD at the University of Dundee. Marianne talks about her PhD journey, and the changes that have happened along the way. Hi, my name is Marianne, I am an ESRC funded PhD student in the school of Education...

Guest Blog: Jennifer Waymont

Today's blog is from Jenny Waymont, who recently completed her PhD and is now working with Brain Health Scotland. You may recognise Jenny from previous blogs, and also featured as an ECR in the SDRC Annual Report 2020. Jenny tells us about her where her career is...

Researcher Blog: Doing Rapid COVID research

Today's SDRC blog provides insights from three investigators and offers tips on doing rapid COVID research. George Palattiyil, Sarah Swift and Debbie Tolson have shared their experiences of working together remotely and the process of the research, from the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

National Workshops- Patient Public Involvement

NHS Research Scotland (NRS) has funded a small bid from the Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee and Glasgow to run some Patient Public Involvement (PPI) Workshops. The idea of the workshops is to have a collective dialogue about how we progress PPI in...

Professionals required for focus group: Research Prioritisation in Dementia

Monica Logan, a student at the University of Glasgow and SDRC member, is looking for participants for a focus group for her research project. The purpose of this study is to understand the dementia research priorities of Scottish clinicians and researchers working in...

New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Stina Saunders

Our final announcement of new SDRC Executive Committee members is Stina Saunders. We are delighted to have Stina joining us and look forward to working with her and all the new members. Find out more about Stina in the blog below.   I am in the final year of my PhD at...

Alzheimer Disease International Clinician Survey

This year Alzheimer's Disease International has commissioned McGill University, Montreal, Canada to produce this year's World Alzheimer Report on diagnosis, as well as the 2022 World Alzheimer Report on post-diagnostic support. The first of three surveys is now ready...

New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Tom Russ

Following our recent SDRC Executive Committee election, we have seven new researchers join us.  The full list of members is available here. We are delighted to announce Dr Tom Russ as one of the newest members. Find out more about Tom below.  I trained in medicine and...

New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Terry Quinn

 We are delighted that Dr Terry Quinn has now been formally elected to serve on the SDRC Executive Committee, following his support over the past year as a co-opted member. Find out more about Terry below. Terry holds the post of Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary...

New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Sophie Bradley

Due to the growth of the SDRC in 2019, the committee co-opted Sophie to the Executive to support our activity. We are now pleased to announce she has been elected officially as an Executive Committee member. Find out more in Sophie's biography below. I am a newly...

ESRIC Short Access Bursaries for super resolution imaging with RS MacDonald

Covid-19 restrictions have significantly impacted research in Scotland. ESRIC has partnered with the RS MacDonald Trust to provide short access bursaries for remote access to our Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) super resolution imaging capabilities. These...

Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice (ASCPP) Annual Celebration Report

The Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice (ASCPP) has launched its Annual Celebration Report to showcase the work of the Centre and celebrate outstanding dementia care during the pandemic.  The ASCPP is led by Professor Debbie Tolson, one of our SDRC...

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

You 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 report,...

Our mission

The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium have a set of goals which underline everything that we do. The purpose of these is to first, celebrate all ongoing dementia research. The second is to nurture the development of the research environment in Scotland to make it the best it can be. Our objectives are:

 

  • Bring together Scottish-based dementia researchers of all research interests and backgrounds
  • Promote collaboration and co-ordination between researchers
  • Work with the Scottish Government to help improve dementia services
  • Represent the interests of dementia research in Scotland at national, UK, European and worldwide level
  • Ensure that the voice and views of people living with dementia in Scotland and their loved ones are central to all we do
Find out more about what the SDRC do

How can I be a part of the SDRC?

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

We are community of over 600 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.