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Centre for Dementia Research

Dementia Awareness


Dementia is a national and international health priority and the numbers of people living with dementia are set to increase as the population ages. The Leeds Beckett University Centre for Dementia Research aims to facilitate a cross-disciplinary research community to support the conduct of applied dementia research that will lead to improvements in the lives of people living with dementia and those who provide care and support to them. The centre has membership from eight schools and a growing portfolio of internationally recognised dementia research that spans three main theme areas. Click on each theme to find out more about our research activities:

We also lead on the programme of work that forms part of our Leeds Dementia Action Alliance commitment to working to become a dementia friendly organisation and our annual activities to support Dementia Awareness Week.

In addition to the applied research activities of the Centre for Dementia Research, our University dementia 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 Divine Charura  
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


Research Publications
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