On the 18th October, Adam Smith interviewed SDRC Chair Craig Ritchie and Director of Policy and Practice at Alzheimer Scotland on the Dementia Researcher Podcast. They were discussing the recently launched Scottish Brain Health and Dementia Research Strategy.
They discuss the recently launched Scottish Brain Health & Dementia Research Strategy. Prepared by Alzheimer Scotland, The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium and Brain Health Scotland, and endorsed by a broad range of national organisations, the strategy sets the direction of travel for research in Scotland by defining key areas with strategic actions. They explore how the policy was developed, what it hopes to achieve and how support for Early Career Researchers is a key feature of the policy.
You can view the full podcast below:
The Dementia Researcher website and podcast were launched in March 2018, in response to the Prime Ministers Challenge on Dementia. The challenge called for “Dementia research to become the career opportunity of choice, with the UK being the best place for Dementia Research through a partnership between patients, researchers, funders and society”. It also recognised that “doing more research requires training researchers across the spectrum – neuroscientists, translational, clinical, care and implementation researchers; and supporting clinical and broader health and care academic training pathways in key specialties and supporting methodologies”.. Visit the Dementia Researcher website here