The Irish Network for Research in Dementia and Neurodegeneration (INRDND) and the Structured Population and Health-Services

The Irish Network for Research in Dementia and Neurodegeneration (INRDND) and the Structured Population and Health Services Research Education (SPHeRE) propose a partnership approach to enhancing research cooperation and coordination across the island of Ireland in the area of dementia and neurodegeneration (ND) research. With enhanced funding the networks have the capacity to build upon their existing work and develop relationships between academics, practitioners and representatives of government, industry and the community and voluntary sector within Ireland and internationally. Through a bespoke programme of outreach activities and tailored information and communication strategies the INRDND/SPHeRE partnership has the potential to mobilise and capitalise on existing strengths and make an important national and international contribution to research and policy making in the area of dementia and ND.
The objective of the two-year programme is to optimise Irish research outcomes and impact in both national international arenas by:
1. Hosting and interdisciplinary academic conference on dementia and ND Convening a national dementia science fair/summit. 2. Organising a national outreach programme including a public seminar series and an open lab evening. 3.Convening three policy/practitioner forums and three consensus meeting. 4. Developing new on-line resources, publications and social media communication strategies 5. Enhancing postgraduate training and exchange opportunities.

Award Date
26 June 2015
Award Value
€150,000
Principal Investigator
Professor Brian Lawlor
Host Institution
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
Scheme
Irish Network for Research in Dementia and Neurodegeneration