Dementia Research Consortium

The Scottish Dementia Research Consortium (SDRC) is a new membership based organisation which aims to support the development and expansion of high quality, co-ordinated, collaborative dementia research throughout Scotland. It is funded by Alzheimers Scotland and supported by the SDCRN.

The formal launch of the SDRC was on 28 August 2013 in Edinburgh.  The Press release for the launch is at the botom of this page.

The SDRC is open to individuals who are engaged in and/or planning to engage in research, in one of the four mains fields of:

  • Science & Technology
  • Clinical, Health & Applied Practice
  • Psychology & Humanities
  • Social & Population

The SDRC is co-chaired by Prof. Emma Reynish (Chair of Dementia Research at the University of Stirling and Consultant Physician in NHS Fife) and Dr Peter Connelly (Co-Director of the Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network, Hon Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Dundee  and Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry in NHS Tayside).

The Executive Committee is made up of:

Professor Alison Murray (University of Aberdeen)
Professor Bettina Platt (University of Aberdeen)
Professor Charlotte Clarke (University of Edinburgh)
Oluwakemi Arojojoye (University of Stirling)
Professor Debbie Tolson (University of the West of Scotland)
Professor Frank Gunn-Moore (University of St Andrews)
Professor Jean Manson (University of Edinburgh)
Professor John Starr (University of Edinburgh)
Professor Lawrence Whalley (University of Highlands and Islands)

The SDRC’s objectives are to:

  • bring together Scottish-based dementia researchers from all disciplines
  • promote collaboration & co-ordination betwen researchers and enable a pooling of talent and skill
  • nurture a greater level of joint research applications and increase the level of national and international research funding secured by partners of the SDRC
  • represent Scotland’s dementia research interests at a national, UK, European and international level
  • ensure that the voice and views of people with dementia and their families are central to research policy and development
  • ensure that there is an effective communication strategy with the general public about the level, scope and scale of dementia research taking place throughout Scotland
  • work with the Scottish Government in a suportive and complementary way to help ensure their policies and strategic approach to improving dementia services are achieved.

If you would like to join the SDRC as a Member please complete the form below.

Email [email protected] or call 0141 410 1068 for further details.

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Press Release – Launch of consortium.doc 33 KB
SDRC Membership Application Form.pdf 500.41 KB
SDRC Background.doc 53.5 KB
SDRC leaflet.pdf 32.77 KB