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Dementia Researcher

Dementia Researcher

Dementia Researcher

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A biweekly podcast for early career researchers, bringing together fantastic guests to discuss their research, careers + much more. Dedicated to sharing the science, encouraging collaborations, attracting more people to the field, and supporting those already here to succeed. Brought to you by https://www.dementiaresearcher.nihr.ac.uk at University College London, in association with Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's Research UK, Alzheimer's Society and Race Against Dementia - everything you need, all in one place. supporting early career researchers across the world Register today to recieve weekly bulletins, with news, funding opportunities, jobs, and events.
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Why did you start this show?

Being an early career dementia researcher can be incredibly rewarding and challenging too. It is as much about new discoveries, collaborations and ideas as it is about the pressure to publish papers and the competition for funding. So, we’ve put our heads together to create Dementia Researcher - a website, podcast and much more. A place to go to when you need some inspiration or want to get advice from other early career researchers and leading experts.

What do you hope listeners gain from listening to your show?

On the show we bring researchers and experts together to talk about their research, share careers advise and talk about the latest discoveries from the conferences they've attended. It's all about sharing knowledge to help attract new people to the field, keep the people we have, and increase peoples understanding of both the field they work in, or in other fields to help build better awarness between fundamental scientists, clinicians and qualitative researchers.

Which episode should someone start with?

Ah, picking a first episode is like choosing a flavour at an ice cream shop. Start with 'vanilla' (our most popular episode) and then dive into the wild world of 'unicorn swirls' and 'chocolate fudge mysteries'! 🍦#PodcastFlavours But serioulsy, the titles of the shows are usually a giveaway as to what we cover, so if you want careers chat, or research - take a look or just work your way through them all.

Which have been your favourite episodes so far?

Ah, that's like asking a parent which child is their favourite. Officially, I love them all equally... but between you and me, I love listening to anything with inspiring speakers, people like Professor Henrik Zetterberg, his shows might have gotten an extra scoop of ice cream after dinner! #DontTellTheOtherEpisodes

Which episode are you most proud of?

Every episode has its own unique flavour, the most unlikley of topics can get massive play numbers, and then the ones you expect to do well... can fall flat. But (because I'm a big nerd) I really like the show exploring The effects of space travel on the brain.... which isn't at all dementia related, but brough together some of the most amazingly interesting people.

What is your vision for your show?

Envision a lighthouse in the vast sea of content. My aim for this show is to be that beacon, guiding listeners through waves of information, offering enlightening insights, heartfelt stories, and a dash of fun and practial support and advise and inspiration. We want to create show where curiosity meets depth, where every episode feels like a journey worth embarking on.

What is your favourite other podcast that isn't yours?

That's a tricky.... but of course I would have to say this shows little sister... Dementia Researcher Blogs. On that channel we share 2-3 shows every week, short 5-10 minute podcasts, where Dementia Researcher narrate the blogs they've written for the website... in their own words.... and again talking about their lives, careers, research, hot topics and much more. Essential listening no matter where in the world you are, and no matter which field of discovery you work in (even outside dementia)

How did you come up with the name for your podcast?

I wish there was a clever answer to this.... but it really is just what it says on the tin. The Dementia Researcher Podcast - because that was the name of our website.

Tell us a bit about yourself

Well... Dementia Researcher was started in 2018 by Adam Smith at University College London, with generous funding from the NIHR. Since then it has continued to grow and other funders now also contribute, they are Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's Research UK, Alzheimer's Society and Race Against Dementia. Adam tells us that he was born in the North (of England) a long time ago, he wanted to write books but wasn't clever enough... so now he makes podcasts, talks a lot and is sometimes helpful.

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How many episodes does Dementia Researcher have?

Dementia Researcher currently has 268 episodes available.

What topics does Dementia Researcher cover?

The podcast is about Podcasts and Science.

What is the most popular episode on Dementia Researcher?

The episode title 'Food For Thought - Ketogenic Diets: A Path to Brain Health? with Dr Helena Popovic' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on Dementia Researcher?

The average episode length on Dementia Researcher is 38 minutes.

How often are episodes of Dementia Researcher released?

Episodes of Dementia Researcher are typically released every 10 days.

When was the first episode of Dementia Researcher?

The first episode of Dementia Researcher was released on Feb 19, 2018.

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