Race Against Dementia Corner
"Working faster and smarter, together we can beat dementia" - Race Against Dementia raises and allocates funds to accelerate global research and development in the race to find a prevention or treatment for dementia. Our vision is a breakthrough in the prevention or treatment of dementia with the greatest of urgency.
We do this through our 4 key principles:
- NEW TALENT. Identifying and financially backing the most talented early-career researchers.
- INNOVATION. We provide catalyst funding, enabling researchers to pursue innovative ideas at the highest level, that might not get funded by the mainstream.
- SPEED. We aim to instil a ‘Formula 1 attitude’ in attention to detail and urgency, to accelerate the pace of solutions development.
- GLOBAL. We form strong alliances with research centres of excellence on a global basis.
The Race Against Dementia Fellowship Programme draws from the most promising scientific talent around the world; to catalyse their research work by driving a shift in culture that learns from innovation in high technology engineering research and implementation, such as in Formula 1; and to drive collaboration across disciplines and institutions to help fast-track their progress to become leaders in the field.
How to become a Race Against Dementia Fellow
Recently finished or about to finish your PhD? Watch this livestream recording to hear about Race Against Dementia Fellowships.
Podcast – Researching Sanfilippo syndrome
In this podcast we hear from Dr Karissa Batherlson from Flinders University, discussing her research and a rare form of childhood dementia – Sanfilippo syndrome
Profile – Dr Karissa Barthelson, Flinders University
Race Against Dementia Fellow at Flinders University, investigating common mechanisms of dementia, for a focus on Sanfilippo syndrome – childhood dementia
Podcast – Race Against Dementia Discovery Hub
Dr Sam Moxon talks Race Against Dementia CEO Bridget Barker, and Neurologists Philip Scheltens and Siddharthan Chandran about the new RAD Discovery Hub.
Profile – Siddharthan Chandran, The University of Edinburgh
Race Against Dementia Scientific Advisor, Dean of Clinical Medicine, Head of Edinburgh Medical School, Director of Edinburgh Neuroscience
Profile – Bridget Barker, Race Against Dementia
Bridge Barker is the CEO of Race Against Dementia, a charity established by Sir Jackie Stewart to transform and innoviate, brining a new mindset from F1
Race Against Dementia Drug Discovery to Trial Project
Race Against Dementia announes its funding for a new RAD Discovery Hub at The University of Edinburgh and Alzheimer’s Centre, Amsterdam.
Mentoring & Coaching, Learning from the F1 track
Mentoring in academia is nothing new, but could this be done better? What if you combine mentoring and top level professional coaching?
Podcast – Meet the new Race Against Dementia ARUK Fellows
Meet the new Race Against Dementia ARUK Research Fellows, discussing their plans what attracted them to this Fellowship and share their tips for others applying
Profile – Dr Maura Malpetti, University of Cambridge
Race Against Dementia Fellow, at University of Cambridge. Utilising Neuroimaging & investigating fluid & behavioural markers in frontotemporal dementia
Profile – Dr Wioleta Zelek, Cardiff University
Race Against Dementia Fellow, at Cardiff University focussing on the complement system, its biology & roles in disease & in manipulating the system for therapy.
Profile – Dr Emily Hill, University of Warwick
Race Against Dementia Research Fellow, using electrophysiological approaches to understand the mechanisms underlying tau pathology in neurodegeneration.
Race Against Dementia fuels new Australian research
Race Against Dementia and the Dementia Australia Research Foundation announce the inaugural recipients of the ‘Race Against Dementia – Dementia Australia Research Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship’ programme.
Guest Blog – Dr Ellen Dicks, reflecting on year one as a Race Against Dementia Fellow
In the last of our five -part blog series – Dr Ellen Dicks shares her research story, taking her from Germany, to Amsterdam and across the USA.
Guest Blog – Dr Claire Durrant, reflecting on year one as a Race Against Dementia Fellow
In the fourth of our five -part blog series – Dr Claire Durrant from the University of Edinburgh discusses her Fellowship and the first time she met the motor racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart
Guest Blog – Dr Christy Hung, reflecting on year one as a Race Against Dementia Fellow
In the third of a five -part blog series – Dr Christy Hung discusses her work sharing what you could expect if you apply for the RAD Fellowship with Alzheimer’s Research UK, closing 20th January 2021,
Guest Blog – Dr Cara Croft, reflecting on year one as a Race Against Dementia Fellow
In the second of a five -part blog series – Dr Cara Croft discusses her work and how this Fellowship has provided fantastic flexibility to allow her to take her research to the USA, whilst remaining part of a team in the UK.
Guest Blog – What’s different about a Race Against Dementia Fellowship?
In the first of a five -part blog series – Dr Penny Moyle, Race Against Dementia CEO, discusses their Fellowship programme and just what makes it different to other Fellowships (You can apply for this Fellowship now)
Profile – Dr Christy Hung
Originally from Hong Kong, Christy completed her PhD in Cambridge, and is now a Race Against Dementia Fellow at University College London and rollercoaster rider, focused on the lysosomal and autophagy pathway.
Profile – Dr Cara Croft
Race Against Dementia Fellow at the University of Florida, working to understand how genetic risk factors for the diseases that cause dementia can lead to brain cell death, pathology and dysfunction. Befriending gators, and proving you don’t only move to Florida for the sunshine (but it helps).
Profile – Dr Ellen Dicks
Race Against Dementia Fellow working at the May Clinic & Alzheimer Center Amsterdam, working to better understand understand the biological basis of brain connectivity loss in Alzheimer’s disease (and how to say Thursday in multiple languages).
Race Against Dementia Fellowship Webinar
Find out more about the Race Against Dementia Fellowship and if it might be right for you, in this ARUK webinar on the 16th November, 18:00 GMT – Register Today
Podcast – Race Against Dementia Fellowships
Adam Smith is joined by Race Against Dementia (RAD) CEO, Dr Penny Moyle and RAD Research Fellow Dr Claire Durrant from The University of Edinburgh. Discussing the unique five year RAD Fellowships, delivered in partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK – and currently open to applications.
Dr Penny Moyle
Race Against Dementia RAD Fellows’ Leadership Programme Consultant and former CEO, working differently to find a breakthrough in the prevention or treatment of dementia.
Profile – Dr Claire Durrant, University of Edinburgh
Race Against Dementia Dyson Fellow, understanding mechanisms of synapse loss and exploring ways to prevent it, at The University of Edinburgh.