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FORGING NEW FRONTIERS IN DEMENTIA RESEARCH

Event Type: Course
Location: Peffermill Playing Fields, The University of Edinburgh
Dates: 26 April 2018 - 27 April 2018
Themes: Dementia Research
Conference Website: https://forgingnewfrontiers.wordpress.com/
Contact Email: s1269041@exseed.ed.ac.uk

SAVE THE DATE & SUBMIT A PERSONAL PROFILE

FORGING NEW FRONTIERS IN DEMENTIA RESEARCH

Creating a career in dementia research after a PhD in the social sciences 26th and 27th April 2018 at the University of Edinburgh In partnership with

Queen Margaret University (Centre for Person-Centred Practice Research), Edinburgh Napier University, Alzheimer Scotland and NHS Lothian. Dementia is one of the most pressing issues of our times. Yet for those doing a social science PhD (or professional doctorate) in dementia, navigating the post-doc research landscape and finding a job can be a daunting prospect. This 2-day conference is for people currently doing, or recently finished, a dementia related PhD in the social sciences. Through opportunities to showcase your own work, dialogue with an expert panel as well as funders, policy makers and potential employers, this two-day conference will equip you with the map, the signposts, the networks and fresh ideas to enable you to navigate and influence the post-doc landscape with confidence. Confirmed guest speakers include:

-Agnes Houston MBE

-Professor Brendan McCormack (Associate Director, Centre for Person-centred Practice Research, Queen Margaret University)

-Professor Charlotte Clarke (Head of School, Health in Social Science, The University of Edinburgh)

-David Berry (Dementia Policy Lead, Scottish Government)

-Richard Lyle (MSP, Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Dementia)

-Professor Alex McMahon (Executive Director, Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals, NHS Lothian)

-Heather Edwards (AHP Consultant, Improvement Support Team, Care Inspectorate)

-Mary Marshall (Hon. Professor at the University of Edinburgh and Professor Emeritus at the University of Stirling)

Cost: £30 to cover catering for the 2 days Submit a Personal Profile

Deadline: 12th January 2017 by 5pm.

We would like everyone interested in attending to submit a personal profile. These will be made available to all attending as a booklet and will be used to showcase your work, assist networking and facilitate dialogue with an expert panel.

Please include the following in your personal profile (max. 250 words);

• Name

• Contact details

• University/Employer

• Title of study if you have one.

• An outline of your current research or research interests.

Please send your personal profile to Kenneth Davidson s1269041@exseed.ed.ac.uk

The first 50 profiles will be accepted and given a link to registration and payment after deadline.

This conference is being organised by PhD/early career researchers with funding from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University and Queen Margaret University with additional funding from Alzheimer Scotland and NHS Lothian. Please visit https://forgingnewfrontiers.wordpress.com/ for more information.