Brain Health Alliance
The Brain Health Alliance aims to create and support new cross sectoral, multidisciplinary collaborations with a shared vision of improving our nation’s brain health.
Host institution: University of Glasgow
With partners and collaborators from the following Scottish universities so far:
- University of St Andrews.
- Edinburgh Napier University.
- University of Aberdeen.
- University of Edinburgh.
- University of the West of Scotland.
- Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
- Glasgow Caledonian University.
- University of Dundee.
- University of Strathclyde.
- University of Stirling.
Ageing can be associated with decline in memory and thinking skills. We are all familiar with the term ‘dementia’, but dementia is only one of many conditions that may impact on the brain and represents the end stage of changes that occur over many years.
We want to move beyond clinical silos such as ‘dementia’, and progress important research around the broader concept of lifelong brain health.
Our aim is to create and support new cross sectoral, multidisciplinary collaborations with a shared vision of improving our nation’s brain health, making Scotland the ‘go to’ destination for brain health research, and ultimately finding solutions to the societal challenges associated with brain ageing.
This is an important time for brain health research, we have new drugs, new services and the promise of new research investment specific to ageing. Scotland is ideally placed to capitalise on this and has potential to become the world leader in brain health research. With the support of the Scottish Funding Council, I am excited about bringing together researchers, clinicians, policy makers and people with lived experience to create new research projects in the brain health space.
ARC lead - Dr Terry Quinn, University of Glasgow
For any ARC-related queries or connections during the Alliance start-up phase please feel free to contact Charlotte Matheson, SFC Lead Officer, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. A link to the relevant ARC website will be provided in due course.