Adrian Ivinson: dementia care research and the UK DRI

Written by Lauren Pulling, Senior Editor

Last year, the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) was launched: the Institute is a joint £250 million investment from the Medical Research Council (MRC), Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK, aiming to boost, connect and revolutionize dementia research in the UK.

A year on, the DRI now has a hub at University College London (UK), five further centers across the UK, and plans to expand hugely over the next five years. Research is focused on all dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia, Huntington’s disease and beyond; plus, scope will expand in the coming months to cover the vital care research area, alongside the existing basic research programs.

With 2018 already off to a busy start, we spoke to Adrian Ivinson, COO at the DRI, to hear more about the Institute, plus challenges and opportunities in the dementia care research field. Watch the video below to find out more.

Want to work with the UK DRI? They are looking for an Associate Director to lead their new care research & technology program – watch Adrian’s video below or click here to find out more and apply.

Associate Director: Care research & technology

With a £20 million budget and the world-class environment and infrastructure of the UK DRI, the associate director will lead an innovative care research programme. We’re seeking somebody with an exciting vision for how patient focussed research can lead to a significantly improved quality of life for people affected by dementia. Download the recruitment pack for further details on the position and how to apply by the deadline 17 April 2018.

Find out more and download the recruitment pack here: