We're here for all dementia research in Scotland

The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium celebrates and supports all dementia research taking place across the country. We are a membership organisation including researchers, healthcare professionals, people living with dementia and anyone else with an interest in research. 

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SDRC Annual Report 2021/22

Read our latest report from the SDRC, which gives an update on what we’ve been up to as well as an overview of brain health and dementia research activity in the past 12 months

Scottish Dementia and Brain Health Research Strategy

Read the first Research Strategy into dementia and brain health in Scotland

SDRC Annual Report 2021/22: Informatics & Technology

The following is an excerpt of SDRC Annual Report 2021/22 which provides on overview of the research in the field of brain health Informatics & Technology, written by theme lead and SDRC Executive Committee member Dr Mario Parra Rodriguez. The SDRC is witnessing a...

SDRC Annual Report 2021/22: Living with Dementia

On the 9th May 2022, the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium launched our Annual Report.  In addition to providing an overview of all dementia and brain health research in the past year, we also have a section in the report dedicated to each of the SDRC research...

SDRC Annual Report 2021/22: Diagnosis

This blog is an extract from the SDRC Annual Report 2021/22, dedicates a section to the progress and ongoing work of each of the SDRC research themes.  This blog is from the Diagnosis theme, written by theme lead Dr Terry Quinn. Twelve months is a long time in...

SDRC Annual Report 2021/22: Fundamental Science

In the SDRC Annual Report 2021/21 we dedicated a section each to the progress and ongoing work of the SDRC research themes.  The following extract is focusing on the Fundamental Science theme, led by Professor Frank Gunn-Moore and Dr Sophie Bradley. Read more below....

Blog: Strengthening dementia education research through collaboration

In this blog, we hear about how a chance encounter at an SDRC Conference led to developments in dementia knowledge and education research. Read on to find out more... Harnessing the power of the SDRC: strengthening dementia education research through collaboration As...

Research Participant Blog: Eileen Penman

The SDRC are pleased to be able to continue our Research Involvement blog series, featuring participants in research across Scotland. This blog series aims to share experiences of different perspectives of research as well as tips and lessons for researchers. Our...

What’s is like to live with dementia and want to plan ahead? Film by Tharin Phenwan

What's it like living with dementia and want to plan ahead? A film by Tharin Phenwan   Postgraduate Researcher Tharin Phenwan, from the School of Health Sciences, has filmed a short monologue as part of his research output for the study 'Advance Care Planning...

We cry again

Our fourth blog in the Research Involvement series is by Lorna Walker who is an NDCAN member. If you are an SDRC member that would like to contribute a guest blog for this series, please get in touch with us.  Research involvement is only possible when people who have...

I Got Involved and then it was Radio Silence

In today's Research Involvement blog, we are featuring Marion Ritchie, member of the National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN) who has been involved in research for many years. Marion is just one of many people we have been speaking to their experiences of...

A Bicycle Built for Two…or More: Collaboration in Research

A Bicycle Built for Two….or More: Collaboration in Research In the second blog of our new series we hear from Dr Margaret Brown, Senior Lecturer and Depute Director of the Alzheimer Centre for Policy and Practice at University of the West of Scotland. Read Margaret's...

Neuroprogressive and Dementia Research Network Conference 2022

This year's Neuroprogressive and Dementia Network (from NHS Research Scotland) Annual Conference will be day focused on those most impacted by research outcomes, and an opportunity to learn from their experiences to improve the research landscape. It will bring...

Seedcorn Grant: Precision Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre

The Precision Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre has launched a call for seedcorn grants aimed at developing new projects and collaborations across the academic, NHS and industry sector to drive novel and exciting research and innovation in Precision Medicine....

Edinburgh Dementia Prevention Summer School 2022

Edinburgh Dementia Prevention are hosting a brain health summer school on Monday 26 September - Thursday 29 September 2022, at St Leonard's Hall, Edinburgh. It is is a 4-day interactive course designed principally for trainee and qualified clinicians, nurses and...

Life Sciences Event with the SDRC, SULSA, Brain Health Scotland & Alzheimer Scotland

On the 26-27 May 2022, the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA), the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium, Brain Health Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland hosted world leaders in Life Sciences at a summit at the University of St Andrews.  This two-day...

The launch of the SDRC Annual Report 2021/22

The SDRC Annual Report 2022, launched at the SDRC Annual Conference on Monday 9th May. It outlines what research has been ongoing in dementia and brain health research in Scotland in the past 12 months. It includes the updates from each of the SDRC Research Themes, as...

Research Strategy Oversight Board Chair: Henry McLeish

The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium, Brain Health Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland are delighted to announce the appointment of Henry McLeish as the Chair of the Scottish Brain Health and Dementia Research Strategy Oversight Board.  In July 2021, the SDRC,...

New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Leah Macaden

The SDRC are delighted that Dr Leah Macaden has agreed to be co-opted to the SDRC Executive Committee. Given the change of circumstances of the SDRC Executive Committee in 2020/21, it was decided to co-opt new members between now and the next election support our...

New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Jennifer Macfarlane

Given the change of circumstances of the SDRC Executive Committee in 2020/21, the committee have decided to co-opt Jennifer to the Executive to support our growing activities as we emerge from the pandemic. Find out more in Jennifer's biography below. Jen Macfarlane...

Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice (ASCPP) 2021 Annual Report

The Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice (ASCPP) has launched its Annual Celebration Report, 2021. It has a focus on education success and also features their work in applied research and their support of evidence based policy and practice work. We are...

NHS Research Scotland Neuroprogressive and Dementia Research Network Strategy Launch

On 3rd December 2021, the NHS Research Scotland Neuroprogressive and Dementia Research Network (NRS NDN) launched a new strategy.  It sets out the Network's intention to involve, engage with, and support people with lived experience of neuroprogressive conditions or...

What do the SDRC do?

The purpose of the SDRC is to provide support for dementia research across Scotland. We do this by celebrating and championing the work already ongoing as well as nurturing growth. We also promote collaboration by encouraging researchers within and across institutions and disciplines to work together, and to help them gain a better understanding of each other’s work.

The following are some examples of what we do for our members:

 

  • Organising events for researchers to learn from each other and network.
  • Producing blogs featuring researchers who discuss their work and share experiences. We also have our own Twitter account (make sure to follow us!)
  • Conducting our own research and produce publications which delve into the dementia and brain health research landscape in Scotland
  • Support researchers, particularly early career researchers by providing personal and professional development opportunities. 

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.