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 psychiatry in Edinburgh, the Highlands, and London and undertook doctoral training at the University of Edinburgh. My research began by examining geographical variation in dementia risk in Scotland and Sweden and now focuses particularly on environmental risk factors for dementia, such as air pollution.
Half my time I spend on clinical work in two specialist dementia units and in the memory clinic and the other half of my time on research. I am a consultant psychiatrist in NHS Lothian with clinical responsibility for two hospital-based complex clinical care units as well as working at the Memory Assessment and Treatment Service. In addition I am an honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, both at the University of Edinburgh.
Also, I am Director of the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre (ASDRC), the overall research focus of the ASDRC is wide and balanced, ranging from optimising computational models to the lived experience of dementia, including what it feels like to feel free with dementia.
I am very keen on encouraging research and research participation across the whole of Scotland and I look forward to contribute to the SDRC in this way.
Thank you Tom for joining us, we are delighted to welcome you onto the SDRC Executive Committee!
Meet the rest of the Executive Committee
Our SDRC Executive Committee are researchers and contain representation from different career stages, institutions and research disciplines. They are active in supporting the work of the SDRC and dementia and brain health research more widely