Dementia Research in Scotland

The SDRC promotes and supports all dementia research in Scotland. Our membership and our Executive Committee, is diverse and represents all types of dementia and brain health research. The SDRC seperate the different disciplines of dementia research in Scotland themes, which you can find more about here. 

At the SDRC, we encourage and promote researchers across all these disciplines to work together. This is so we can produce outcomes that have real world impact. We also want to support researchers in their personal and professional development. Find out more about what we’re up to below. Visit news and events pages to get updates of SDRC activity and of our members. Also make sure and follow us on twitter

SDRC Annual Report 2020/21

Read the latest SDRC report, which provides an overview of the work with each SDRC research theme. 

In addition, we also provide results on our mapping of the research that has taken place in Scotland in 2020. This includes grant awards, published papers and international collaboration.

It also details the output of all dementia and brain health research in Scotland, including investment, published papers and impact. 

Click here to read the report

Scottish Brain Health and Dementia Research Strategy

This is the first dedicated research strategy which outlines the strategic vision and ambition to make Scotland the best place in the world for dementia and brain health research.

Click here to read the strategy

How can I get involved in dementia research in Scotland?

Join Dementia Research

Anybody over the age of 18 can take part in dementia research in Scotland. The first step is signing up to support vital research studies across the nation. 

Join Dementia Research is UK-wide service which allows you to register your interest to take part in dementia research and be matched to suitable studies. The register is open to anyone – so you do not need to have a diagnosis of dementia or any family history of the illness. You can also sign up someone else to the register, if you have their consent to do so.

Visit the Join Dementia Research website for more information. You can also find out more about volunteering for dementia research studies by calling Alzheimer Scotland’s 24 Hour helpline on  0808 808 3000

 

Hear more from researchers in our blog pages

Early Career Researchers: Angela Gregory

The SDRC are committed to celebrating our next generation of researchers by publishing a series of blogs to PhD Students/ Early Career Researchers.  This week we are featuring those that were in the SDRC Annual Report 2019/20. Read about the research by Angela...

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...

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...

Early Career Researchers: Clarisse de Vries

Throughout the next two weeks, the SDRC are celebrating our next generation of researchers by publishing a series of blogs from PhD Students/ Early Career Researchers that were featured in the SDRC Annual Report 2019/20. First, we have Clarisse de Vries, whose...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How can I be a part of the SDRC?

The SDRC is the biggest network of dementia and brain health research in Scotland. We all work together to celebrate and grow the research community.

Membership is free and open to all.