It's been a busy year! We have 30 research programmes up and running across our hub and centres that will deliver a step-change in our scientific understanding of dementia. These programmes focus on piecing together the causes of dementia, generating new targets for drug development to reinvigorate the therapeutic pipeline and exploring novel ways to prevent it in the first place.
We have these bold, long-term ambitions because people affected by dementia tell us these are vital to realising a better future. But, they also tell us that they can’t wait decades to see the positive outcomes of research. Millions of families worldwide are struggling every day with the impact of dementia, without high quality care and support that could help them to live better, more independent lives in their communities.
Seeking an inspirational leader in care and technology
We're committed to delivering impact in both the short and longer term. We are now seeking to recruit an associate director with an exciting vision for how we can integrate a care and technology programme into the institute that will allow our research to improve lives quicker.
Professor Bart de Strooper, UK DRI Director says, “There is enormous potential when we bring together people from outside the field and get them to work hand-in-hand with those with a deep knowledge of dementia, whether that be clinicians, professional experts or people living with dementia.”
Our search is deliberately wide in its scope so the programme can be shaped and developed by the incoming associate director.