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Centre for Dementia Research

Dementia Awareness


Dementia is a national and international health priority. The number of people living with dementia is set to increase as the population ages. Leeds Beckett’s Centre for Dementia Research facilitates a cross-disciplinary research community. It supports the conduct of applied dementia research leading to improvements in the lives of people living with dementia, and those providing care and support to them. The Centre has membership from across the University and a growing portfolio of internationally recognised dementia research across three themes.

The Centre leads on the University’s commitment to become a dementia friendly organisation. It also supports annual activities such as Dementia Awareness Week.

In addition to the applied research activities, its research portfolio also includes biomedical sciences research.

Professor Claire Surr.

The Centre for Dementia Research Members

The Centre for Dementia Research has a core team and a number of active members spanning seven Schools across the University. We continue to grow and welcome new members.

Core Team

Professor Claire Surr Dr Alys Griffiths Dr Rachael Kelley Dr Sarah Smith

The core team are located in the School of Health and Community Studies. They support and facilitate the day-to-day running of the Centre as well as leading programmes of applied dementia research.

Honorary and Associate Staff

Professor Geetha Upadhyaya Tony Jameson-Allen Natashe Lemos-Dekker

Centre Members

Dr Victoria Archbold Dr Laura Ashley Dr Rob Brooks Professor Fraser Brown
Dr Sarah Burden  
Dr Jackie Hargreaves Dr Darren Hill  
Dr Suneel Kunamaneni Janine Lee Dr Lorena Lozano
Professor Jim McKenna David Mercer Professor Dorothy Monekosso Sarah Patrick
  Professor Jayne Raisborough Sarah Roe
Professor Rob Shail Professor Andrew Sparkes   Dr Lisa Taylor
Bryony Walker Dr Toni Williams

Doctoral Students

Alison Morby Cara Sass Emily Shoesmith Gill Maidens
Mollie Price Nicky Taylor Olivia Robinson


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