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. I worked at the Cuban Neuroscience Centre and at different University Hospitals in Cuba and in Colombia. During my clinical work I focused on neuropsychological and neurophysiological aspects of dementia syndromes and other neurological disorders. I taught neuroscience related subjects in the field of medicine and psychology. My motivation for teaching and research led me to a major career change into academia. This started with my PhD in 2005 at the University of Edinburgh and continued with three Postdoctoral Fellowships and a position as a Clinical Studies Officer within the NHS Scotland. I was as an Assistant Professor in Psychology at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh from 2015 until 2018. I am currently a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
I wanted to join the SDRC Executive Committee because this is a unique opportunity to work with an ever growing dementia research community in Scotland and beyond to bridge interdisciplinary efforts, needs of those affected, and national and international priorities towards timely strategies to enhance brain health, fight dementia, and train the new generation of dementia researcher leaders.
The SDRC Executive Committee are elected from SDRC membership annually. If you would like to know more about when these elections are, become an SDRC member
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