Through our doctoral students, we aim to create future leaders in dementia research and dementia care
Our PhD projects focus on improving experiences, care, health, and wellbeing of people affected by dementia and/or ageing, as well as on improving brain health and reducing risk of developing health conditions.
We provide opportunities for students to discuss research with each other, Centre for Applied Dementia Studies staff and experts by experience, and give all students an opportunity to join staff an our annual Writing Retreat.
Our doctorate students have produced many research publications that have made an outstanding contribution to dementia care. 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.