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Doctoral Training

The Bradford Doctoral Training Centre was established in 2015 as one of eight specialist DTCs in the UK funded by the Alzheimer’s Society.

We aim to build an expansive research community and create the future leaders in dementia research and dementia care.

All our PhD projects focus on improving experiences, care, health, and wellbeing at critical points for people affected by dementia.

We provide opportunities for students to discuss research, attend masterclasses with honorary professors and leading researchers, and experts by experience. We give students access to a wide range of stakeholders from health, social and third sector care and service settings.

Visit the Faculty of Health Studies PhD course page to apply

Publications, student projects and our PhDs

Our Doctoral Training Centre has produced many research publications that and have made an outstanding contribution to dementia care, whilst our current PhD students and recent graduates carry out a range of research into a variety of different topics related to dementia care, management and research.

PHD Project - Oladayo Bifarin

Oladayo Bifarin, PhD at the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies, has worked with the Digital Working Academy based at the University of Bradford to produce a short animation to illustrate the findings of his project Perceptions and experiences of caregivers of older relatives in mainland China - a multigenerational study.

Oladayo explains his reasons for producing the video:

"I wanted to make key findings accessible to general public to raise awareness around the need for culturally sensitive interventions and reinforce co-production strategies with family caregivers with the hope that it shapes future discourses around care for older relatives with a specific reference to Chinese society."

Watch the full video, right, and find out more about Oladayo's work on his postgraduate profile page.

International Advisory Panel

To date, the Dementia Doctoral Training Centre has been supported by a number of internationally recognised scholars in transitions in dementia care.

Meet our Current PhD students