About the SDRC

The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium (SDRC) is a network of dementia researchers, policy makers and people living with dementia from across Scotland. 

Scotland has a dementia and brain health research community which produces high-quality, high-impact research. These researchers work to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and those who care for them now and in the future. You can find out more about the type of work dementia and brain health researchers do on our research page.

Professor Craig Ritchie, former SDRC Chair

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. 

How can I be a part of the SDRC?

The SDRC is the biggest network of dementia and brain health research in Scotland. We all work together to celebrate and grow the research community.

Membership is free and open to all.

Our History

The SDRC was launched, with the support of Alzheimer Scotland on 28th August 2013 with the aim of promoting Scotland as one of the best places in the world for dementia research and provide ongoing support for dementia research in Scotland. 

Today, we are ambitious as ever. The SDRC Executive Committee work alongside our members to promote research, encourage collaboration and celebrate the Scottish dementia research community.

Click here to view the SDRC’s Constitution

Our Executive Committee

The SDRC Executive Committee oversee all SDRC activity work hard to ensure what we do aligns with our values and represents our membership.


SDRC Latest

Find out more about what the SDRC and our members have been doing to support the Scottish Dementia and brain health community and read about the latest news.