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.
The purpose of the SDRC is both to champion the work of our world-class dementia researchers in all disciplines that is already taking place throughout Scotland. In addition, the SDRC aims to help develop this research further still by promoting collaboration and the sharing of new ideas among its membership.
The over 400 members of the SDRC engage in and support high-quality, collaborative dementia research. They work to bring the results of research into practice and to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and those who care for them.
Above all else, the SDRC ensure that the voice and views of people with dementia and their families are central to all research, policy and development. We want those living with dementia’s views to be the focus of research but also that they are represented at policy level in Scotland, the UK and internationally.
Professor Craig Ritchie, Chair of SDRC
The SDRC are committed to supporting and strengthening the breadth and depth of dementia research continuing across Scotland. We 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 that we do
There are five areas of focus in the SDRC, known as themes, which encompass all aspects of dementia research ongoing across Scotland. Click on the following links below to find out more about these themes.