SDRC Conference 2020: Postponement Information

This message is to inform you that in response to coronavirus and in anticipation of an ever-changing landscape, our Annual Scottish Dementia Research Consortium Conference scheduled for 20 April and the Early Career Researcher Workshop on 21 April 2020 will now be...

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NuBrain Consotrium: Applications Open for Sandpit Event

The NuBrain Consortium (of which SDRC chair Professor Craig Ritchie and University of Edinburgh's Dr Graciela Muniz Terrera are co-investigators) are holding a 2-day sandpit event on 14th and 15th May 2020 at the Catalyst Building, Helix Site, Newcastle upon Tyne. ...

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SDRC Executive Committee Support: Dr Terry Quinn

You may have read in our previous blog that we now have two new academics which will provide support to the SDRC Executive Committee with our growing activity. This support will run until our next Executive Committee election at the end of 2020.  The second of these...

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SDRC Executive Committee Support: Dr Sophie Bradley

Due to the growth of the SDRC, the committee have agreed we need to take on additional support to help the SDRC Executive Committee with activity. This support will run until our next Executive Committee election at the end of 2020. Our first member is Dr Sophie...

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Dementia Care Research Summit 2020

The first ‘Dementia Care Research Summit’, supported by the by Alzheimer’s Society, National Institute of Health Research and the Economic and Social Research Council will take place on 12 February 2020. The summit will celebrate successes in dementia care research to...

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International Researcher: Ariel Frame

Today, the SDRC goes international! This guest blog is form Ariel K. Frame, PhD Candidate from the neuroscience graduate program at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. Ariel tells us about research and a desire to work in Scotland.     I am a neurobiologist...

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Early Career Researchers: Kieren Egan

We are delighted to share this guest blog from Kieren Egan, a Research Associate from the University of Strathclyde. Read below about Kieren's own PhD experience and life beyond in various research posts around the world. Kieren's blog is part of an entire series of...

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Early Career Researchers: Kaitlyn Hair

Today the SDRC are delighted to share a guest blog from Kaitlyn Hair, a PhD student from the University of Edinburgh. If you would like to write a blog for the SDRC website, get in touch I’m a meta-researcher – which means I do research ON research. This was not a...

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Recruitment- Heading Study at University of Stirling

The University of Stirling are looking for male and female footballers (those that play as a team or recreationally) to take part in a study on the impact of heading the ball on brain health. This research builds on previous work on football heading from Psychology at...

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Early Career Researchers: Kenneth Davidson

Over the last few weeks, the SDRC have been delighted to share blogs from dementia research PhD students and early career researchers. Read the series so far here  This blog is by Kenneth Davidson, who is a staff nurse at NHS Lothian and a PhD student at the...

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Early Career Researchers: Emma Elliott

Today we have a new blog from Emma Elliott, a PhD student from the University of Glasgow.  It follows on from the August Early Career Researcher series on the SDRC website: read all our most recent blogs here. Find out more about Emma's research below: I’m in the...

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Opportunity- Research Assistant University of Strathclyde

The School of Psychological Sciences and Health at the University of Strathclyde is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to support a new exciting project aimed at delivering new peripheral biomarkers for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. This project...

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Early Career Researchers: Miles Welstead

Following on from our very successful August PhD student and Early Career Researcher blog series, we have many more blogs to share with you during September! Our first one is by Miles Welstead.  Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with the series. I am a PhD...

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Understanding Dementia: Prevention, Playlists and Progress

Join the Edinburgh Dementia Prevention research team from the University of Edinburgh alongside dementia charity Playlist for Life for an evening discussion on how we can all improve our brain health, contribute to ongoing research and manage our risk of dementia in...

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Early Career Researchers: Clair Gamble

Our final blog in August's ECR series is by Clair Gamble, who is a PhD student at the University of Dundee. However, stay tuned in September as we may have to continue the series! Read the series so far here I am a Registered Nurse and final year PhD student at the...

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Early Career Researchers: Anna Jack-Waugh

You may have seen that throughout August, the SDRC are celebrating our next generation of researchers by devoting a series of blogs to PhD Students/ Early Career Researchers. Read the series so far here This blog is by Anna Jack-Waugh, who is based at the University...

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Early Career Researchers: Ilaria Pina

Today's blog in SDRC's series from PhD Students and Early Career Researchers is by Ilaria Pina. You can read the full blog series so far here, and keep up to date with the rest of the series, as well updates of all SDRC activity by following us on Twitter.  Hi! I’m...

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Early Career Researchers: Linda Nicholson

Our blog today is by Linda Nicholson, a part-time Ph.D. student at the University of Dundee. Linda is also a registered nurse and is currently a Lecturer in Applied Life Sciences. Read more about Linda’s research below My current research project is focussed around...

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Early Career Researchers: Shaun Stone

We start off the fourth week of the SDRC's blog series on Early Career Researchers from Shaun Stone from the University of Aberdeen. Shaun's research relates to the SDRC's Diagnosis theme, which you can find out more about here. Shaun Stone is a final year PhD ERC...

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Early Career Researchers: Sarah Gregory

 We are ending the third week of PhD student and Early Career Researcher blog series with Sarah Gregory, PhD student from the University of Edinburgh.  Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with the series.  Hi, I’m Sarah and I’m a part time doctoral candidate with...

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Early Career Researchers: Tharin Phenwan

Today's guest blog is from Tharin Phenwan, who is a PhD student at the University of Dundee. Throughout August, the SDRC are celebrating our next generation of researchers by devoting a series of blogs to PhD Students/ Early Career Researchers. Read the series so far...

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Early Career Researchers: Jennifer Waymont

Today's bio in our Early Career Researcher blog series is from Jennifer Waymont at the University of Aberdeen.   Jenny Waymont is a PhD candidate in Medical Imaging at the University of Aberdeen. Her PhD thesis is on the automated detection and analysis of white...

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Early Career Researchers: Miriam Scarpa

Throughout August, the SDRC are celebrating our next generation of researchers by publishing a series of blogs to PhD Students/ Early Career Researchers.  Read the previous blogs here Our next blog is from Miriam Scarpa. Miriam gives us a fascinating overview of her...

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Early Career Researchers: Emma Russell

Read our new blog below from Emma Russell, as part of the SDRC's series of blogs from PhD Students/ Early Career Researchers in dementia and brain health.  Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with the series.  I am a doctoral candidate studying at the University...

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Early Career Researchers: Anca Sandu-Giuraniuc

As you may have seen, the SDRC have started a blog series featuring bios from ECRs. Read the series so far here. Today's bio is of Anca Sandu-Giuraniuc from the University of Aberdeen.  Anca is a postdoctoral research fellow working in Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging...

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Early Career Researchers: Mizuki Morisaki

Next in the SDRC's blog series focussing on early career researchers, is a blog from Mizuki Morisaki, a PhD student at the University of St Andrews. Mizuki's work relates to the SDRC's Fundamental Science theme.  I am a third year PhD student at the School of...

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Early Career Researchers: Samuel Quinn

Throughout August, the SDRC are celebrating our next generation of researchers by devoting a series of blogs to PhD Students/ Early Career Researchers. Read the series so far here This blog is by Sam Quinn, who is based at the University of the West of Scotland. His...

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Early Career Researchers: Laura McWhirter

The SDRC are committed to promoting and supporting researchers in the early stages of their career. This is why, we have put together a blog series featuring PhD students and ECRs from all disciplines. Read the series so far here Read Laura McWhirter's blog on...

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Early Career Researchers: Sarah Hesse

The SDRC are delighted to introduce this blog series where everyday we highlight and celebrate the wonderful contribution PhD students and Early Career Researchers make to dementia and brain health research.  Read the previous blogs here Our next blog is from Sarah...

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Early Career Researchers: Catriona Ingram

Throughout August, the SDRC are publishing a series of blogs from PhD Students/ Early Career Researchers in dementia and brain health.  For the first week, we are featuring those that were in the SDRC Impact Report 2019.  Our final blog this week is by Catriona...

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Early Career Researchers: Stina Saunders

Throughout August, the SDRC are publishing a series of blogs from PhD Students/ Early Career Researchers in dementia and brain health.   For the first week, we are featuring those that were in the SDRC Impact Report 2019.  Read about Stina Saunders' research as a PhD...

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