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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!

Research Assistant: fMRI University of Edinburgh

Research Assistant: fMRI University of Edinburgh

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Deanery of Clinical Sciences/Edinburgh Imaging are looking for a Research Associate in functional MRI. This post will support fMRI research including the design of new studies, support of ongoing studies and paradigm...

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PhD Studentship: Wendy Baxter Scholarship

PhD Studentship: Wendy Baxter Scholarship

The Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice at the University of the West of Scotland have launched the Wendy Baxter Scholarship- a PhD Studentship opportunity.  The scholarship is designed to support an outstanding candidate to complete a full-time, applied...

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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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Lectureship Opportunity: St Andrews

Lectureship Opportunity: St Andrews

St Andrews School of Psychology & Neuroscience Institute Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences Lectureship Salary: £41,526 - £51,034 per annum Start Date: 2 August The University of St Andrews are seeking to appoint two lecturers to complement core research...

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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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Research Study: Impact of Lockdown on Care Home Residents

Research Study: Impact of Lockdown on Care Home Residents

The University of Edinburgh and collaborating partners are currently conducting research into the psychological impact that lockdown restrictions have had on the families of care home residents. This is not only an extremely important piece of research, but a...

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UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

Future Leaders Fellowships will grow the strong supply of talented individuals needed to ensure a vibrant environment for research and innovation in the UK. The scheme is open to researchers and innovators from across business, universities, and other organisations....

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COVID Impact on ECRs: Tuuli Hietamies

COVID Impact on ECRs: Tuuli Hietamies

The SDRC are continuting our series of blogs featuring Early Career Researchers who are sharing how COVID has impacted their research and career prospects. Today's blog is from Tuuli Hietamies, thank you Tuuli for your contribution! Read the rest of the blog...

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Early Career Researchers: Fatene Abakar Ismail

Early Career Researchers: Fatene Abakar Ismail

In today's COVID Impact blog, Fatene Abakar Ismail from the University of Glasgow is sharing her experiences of lockdown so far, how the pandemic has affected research and balancing working with being a mum. Read more blogs in the series here. My name is Fatene Abakar...

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COVID Impact on ECRs: Tharin Phenwan

COVID Impact on ECRs: Tharin Phenwan

This week on the SDRC blog we are continuing our Early Career Researcher blog series on the impact of COVID.  Today's blog is by Tharin Phenwan. You can read the entire blog series here. My name is Tharin Phenwan. I am a second-year PhD student at the University of...

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COVID Impact on ECRs: Fatima Alhayan

COVID Impact on ECRs: Fatima Alhayan

Today, we are pleased to share with you a guest blog by University of Strathclyde PhD student Fatima Alhayan. If you haven't seen our other COVID impact blogs yet, or would like to catch up with the full series, you can read them here.  I am in the...

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COVID Impact on ECRs: Angus Addlesee

COVID Impact on ECRs: Angus Addlesee

Following on from the SDRC's busy week last week of launching both our Resource Funding and our Mentorship Scheme, we are pleased to bring you more blogs from our Early Career Researcher members, sharing how COVID has impacted them professionally and personally....

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COVID Impact on ECRs: Rose Vincent

COVID Impact on ECRs: Rose Vincent

Read today's COVID Impact blog from Rose Vincent, who has recently started a PhD at the University of Edinburgh. This part of a series of many blogs from students and ECRs on how COVID has affected their research and also featuring many practical advice for those...

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COVID Impact on ECRs: Katie Gambier-Ross

COVID Impact on ECRs: Katie Gambier-Ross

If you have been following on the SDRC website, you will have seen our blog series featuring some wonderful Early Career Researchers and student, sharing insights on how COVID has been impacting their research and career prospects, as well as some helpful tips for all...

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COVID Impact on ECRs: Josie Fullerton

COVID Impact on ECRs: Josie Fullerton

Today's blog is part of our COVID Impact blog series, where we are sharing the experiences of ECRs whose research has been affected by COVID, as well as helpful insights and tips to how to work through this time. If you are a dementia or brain health researcher and...

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COVID Impact on ECRs: Angela Gregory

COVID Impact on ECRs: Angela Gregory

You may have read over the past few weeks we have been sharing blogs from Early Career Researchers on how COVID has been impacting their research and career prospects. Today's blog is by Angela Gregory, PhD Student at the University of the West of Scotland and...

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