Profile – Beliz Budak, DZNE

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Beliz Budak


Beliz Budak

Job title:

PhD student

Place of work / study:

German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Witten, Germany

Area of Research:

Psychosocial health and Active Assistive Living (AAL) technologies in the care of people with dementia, AAL’s impact on loneliness in people with dementia living in long-term care and factors impacting implementation of AAL technologies

How is your work funded?

EU fellowship

Tell us a little about yourself:

I’m 29 years old and come from Turkey. By background I am a psychologist. I am interested in spending my free time cycling or swimming.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

I only eat the crust of the bread.

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

It is an emerging area in psychology and I saw there was a need for further research than other popular areas.

What single piece of advice would you give to an early career researcher?

That they need to do their research beforehand for a position that they really want, because it is a stressful job and it can be difficult if you don’t really like it.

What book are you reading right now? Would you recommend it?

Good day to kill – Mario Mazzanti. If you like thrillers, it is an easy read.

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