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Read all SDRC guest blogs and latest news below. 

If you would like to write a guest blog for the SDRC, please get in touchWe are particularly keen to feature Early Career Researchers in our blogs, but anyone is welcome to contribute!

Artists’ Books and the Lived Experience of Dementia

Artists’ Books and the Lived Experience of Dementia

Lucy Carolan is a PhD researcher at Newcastle University who is undertaking a project around artists' books and the experience of dementia. Lucy is looking for feedback on this project from people with lived experience of dementia. Read more below about Lucy's...

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Research Participant Blog: Eileen Penman

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...

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Research in the News: Football Heading and Dementia Risk

Research in the News: Football Heading and Dementia Risk

Researchers Glasgow Brain Injury Research Group (GBIRG) led by Associate Professor Willie Stewart, have published their findings reporting a link between a footballers' outfield position and neurodegenerative risk.  Taking place at the University of Glasgow, as part...

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We cry again

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...

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I Got Involved and then it was Radio Silence

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...

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

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...

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The launch of the SDRC Annual Report 2020/21

The launch of the SDRC Annual Report 2020/21

The SDRC Annual Report 2020/21, launched at the SDRC Annual Conference 2021 on Wednesday 16th June. It outlines what research has been ongoing in dementia and brain health research in Scotland in the past 12 months. Of course, it heavily features the impact COVID has...

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That’s a good idea!

That’s a good idea!

At SDRC we have been speaking to different people about their experiences of involvement in dementia research and are delighted to be publishing a series of blogs, sharing tips and lessons for us all. Our first blog in this new Research Involvement series is from...

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National Workshops- Patient Public Involvement

National Workshops- Patient Public Involvement

NHS Research Scotland (NRS) has funded a small bid from the Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee and Glasgow to run some Patient Public Involvement (PPI) Workshops. The idea of the workshops is to have a collective dialogue about how we progress PPI in...

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New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Stina Saunders

New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Stina Saunders

Our final announcement of new SDRC Executive Committee members is Stina Saunders. We are delighted to have Stina joining us and look forward to working with her and all the new members. Find out more about Stina in the blog below.   I am in the final year of my PhD at...

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Alzheimer Disease International Clinician Survey

Alzheimer Disease International Clinician Survey

This year Alzheimer's Disease International has commissioned McGill University, Montreal, Canada to produce this year's World Alzheimer Report on diagnosis, as well as the 2022 World Alzheimer Report on post-diagnostic support. The first of three surveys is now ready...

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New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Tom Russ

New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Tom Russ

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...

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New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Terry Quinn

New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Terry Quinn

 We are delighted that Dr Terry Quinn has now been formally elected to serve on the SDRC Executive Committee, following his support over the past year as a co-opted member. Find out more about Terry below. Terry holds the post of Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary...

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New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Sophie Bradley

New SDRC Executive Committee Member: Dr Sophie Bradley

Due to the growth of the SDRC in 2019, the committee co-opted Sophie to the Executive to support our activity. We are now pleased to announce she has been elected officially as an Executive Committee member. Find out more in Sophie's biography below. I am a newly...

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New SDRC Executive Committee Member- Dr Mario Parra Rodriguez

New SDRC Executive Committee Member- Dr Mario Parra Rodriguez

Following the SDRC Executive Committee 2021 elections, we are delighted to introduce our new members. Today's blog post features Dr Mario Parra Rodriguez. Read more about Mario below I graduated as a Medical Doctor in 1993 and as a Clinical Neurophysiologist in 1997....

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Guest Blog: Marianne Cranwell

Guest Blog: Marianne Cranwell

Today's blog is from Marianne Cranwell, who in undertaking a PhD at the University of Dundee. Marianne talks about her PhD journey, and the changes that have happened along the way. Hi, my name is Marianne, I am an ESRC funded PhD student in the school of Education...

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Guest Blog: Jennifer Waymont

Guest Blog: Jennifer Waymont

Today's blog is from Jenny Waymont, who recently completed her PhD and is now working with Brain Health Scotland. You may recognise Jenny from previous blogs, and also featured as an ECR in the SDRC Annual Report 2020. Jenny tells us about her where her career is...

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Researcher Blog: Doing Rapid COVID research

Researcher Blog: Doing Rapid COVID research

Today's SDRC blog provides insights from three investigators and offers tips on doing rapid COVID research. George Palattiyil, Sarah Swift and Debbie Tolson have shared their experiences of working together remotely and the process of the research, from the...

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Take part in a research study: Remote Cognitive Testing Survey

Take part in a research study: Remote Cognitive Testing Survey

The University of Oxford are looking for volunteers from Scotland to take part in a survey about the Impact of COVID-19 on cognitive testing  The Translational Neuropsychology Lab at the University of Oxford, are investigating the impacts of COVID-19 UK lockdown on...

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SDRC Virtual Conference 2020 Summary

SDRC Virtual Conference 2020 Summary

On the 7th September 2020, the SDRC hosted our fifth annual conference. The Conference was our biggest event yet. Over 240 people registered to attend, with three plenary speakers, eight early career researchers, 15 poster exhibitors and four exhibition stands. Thank...

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