Last year the NIHR Office of the National Director for Dementia Research (that’s us) launched ‘Dementia Researcher’, a new website and this podcast. The aim being to support early career dementia researchers. Bringing together researchers to talk about the topics that matter to them, and providing a platform to talk about, and share their work.
Last month our podcast hit over 10,000 plays, with listeners coming from more than 50 countries – and that is all thanks to you, our listeners. To celebrate the event, we asked listeners to complete a short survey – to help us improve the podcast, and in return for completing, we promised to draw out the name of one of our lucky winners to win a fantastic pair of Sony WH-H900 Wireless Headphones.
Professor Rossor, NIHR Director of Dementia Research said “The fantastic influx of new funding for dementia research has helped create a new generation of researchers. We hope that providing support for the community through the dementia researcher website and podcast helps them to progress and remain in the field”.
Minister for Care Caroline Dinenage said “I want to make this the best country in the world to live with dementia, but to succeed we need to cultivate world-leading research into both care and cure. We must work together to promote dementia research as a career choice for the brightest and best, to help make breakthroughs into how we better support people with dementia and their families. The National Institute for Health Research are leading the way with their Dementia Researcher website to promote the benefits of working in this field, including their international podcast which has reached a fantastic 10,000 people.”
We hope that our podcast and website work together to support you, our community. Helping you to collaborate, network and find the support you need; from funding opportunities, events, jobs, blogs and articles from other like you discussing their work and careers.
Anne-Marie Greenaway, PhD Student from Reading University said “This really has helped me to connect with other early career researchers from the UK and further afield. The podcasts and blogs discussing things that genuinely relate to my work, both as a PhD student and specifically because they focus on dementia, have been invaluable resources. Being able to tap into another researcher’s hindsight and experiences has made my PhD journey more manageable and less daunting.”.
Thank you again for listening, and if you haven’t already visit our website and sign-up to get weekly updates and news that matters to you www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk
If you don’t have time to listen the winner is Sarah Gregory from Edinburgh University.
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