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Stuart Gillespie

Name:

Stuart Gillespie

Job title:

Communications Manager

Place of work / study:

Dementias Platform UK

How is your work funded?

DPUK’s core funder is the Medical Research Council

Tell us a little about yourself:

After starting my career as a journalist at newspapers in Scotland, I spent several years working as a press officer at Oxford and Birmingham universities – mostly promoting research outcomes to the media. In 2019 I joined Dementias Platform UK, where I look after communications in support of the project’s mission to accelerate progress in dementia research.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

I am proud father to two rabbits. One of them was pictured in The Times to accompany a story about the history of bunny domestication.

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

I ended up in the world of dementia research more by accident than design – but I’m glad I did, because it’s one of the most important challenges facing societies around the world in the 21st century.

Can we find you on Twitter?

No but my employer can

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