On Monday 13 March 2023 we will be holding a full day for early career researchers with sessions designed to support those at the early stages in the dementia research field.

You can register for the Early Careers Day along with the Research Conference.

Visit our registration page for more details.

Early Career Day programme committee

The Early Careers Day programme has been formed by researchers from the Alzheimer’s Research UK Scotland and North Network Centres.

  • Dr Zara Franklin (Chair) – University of Aberdeen
  • Inga Schmidt – University of Aberdeen
  • Philip Hoffman – University of Aberdeen
  • Abdullah Al-Ani – University of Aberdeen
  • Maria Cacho Barraza – University of Aberdeen
  • Dr Fiona McLean – University of Dundee
  • Tabitha Broadbelt – University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Claire Durrant – University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Paul Baxter – University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Conor McQuaid – University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Josie Fullerton – University of Glasgow
  • Dr Lauren Walker – Newcastle University
  • Dr Daniel Erskine – Newcastle University

Early Career Day Programme

On top of PhD talks and flash presentations, the Early Careers Day will consist of sessions covering the following topics:

Narrative CVs

Reproducibility in research


Post-award: building independence

More speakers and talks will be confirmed soon.

9.30 - 9.40am

ARUK welcome

9.40 - 10.00am

Supporter talk

Cath (ARUK Supporter)

10.00 - 10.30am

Keynote talk

Prof Craig Ritchie (The University of Edinburgh)

10.30 - 11.00am

PhD talks


11.00 - 11.30am


11.30 - 11.45am

Flash presentations 


11.45am - 12.45pm

PhD talks


12.45 - 1.00pm

Flash presentations


1.00 - 2.00pm


2.00 - 3.00pm

Parallel session

Option 1: Narrative CV

Hilary Noone (UK Research and Innovation)

Dr Patrick Lewis (Royal Veterinary College)

Dr Rosa Sancho (Alzheimer's Research UK)

Option 2: Reproducibility in research

Dr Annesha Sil (University of Aberdeen)

Prof Malcolm MacLeod (The University of Edinburgh)

3.00 - 3.30pm


3.30 - 4.30pm

Parallel session

Option 1: Mentoring

Dr Josie Fullerton (University of Glasgow)

Dr Ian Harrison (University College London)

Dr Nathan Woodling (University of Glasgow)

Alexis Hutson (Coaching Doctors, NHS)

Option 2: Post-award: Building independence

Dr Petroula Proitsi (King’s College London)

Dr Daniel Erksine (Newcastle University)

Dr Greg Findlay (University of Dundee)

4.35 - 5.20pm

Careers panel

Dr Louise Kay (The Scottish Government)

Dr Jill Fowler (The University of Edinburgh)

Dr Chris Moffat (Promega)

5.20 - 5.30pm

Closing remarks


Social event at Soul Bar in central Aberdeen

Early Careers Day Networking event

Join us for an evening of networking with your fellow Early Career Researchers at the fabulous Soul Bar Aberdeen on Monday 13 March 2023. Food and a welcome drink will be included in the ticket price with more activities to be confirmed. Ticket price is £20 (excl. VAT) and you can only attend this if you purchase an in-person ticket for the Early Careers Day.