2018 Dementia Research Leaders award winners announced

Winners of the Dementia Research Leaders awards have been announced for our two categories, Rising Star in dementia research and Outstanding early-career contribution to dementia research.

Rising star

The overall winner in the Rising Star category was Elijah Mak from the University of Cambridge. Through neuroimaging Elijah has shown clear and specific changes in Lewy body and Parkinson’s dementia which appear different from those in Alzheimer’s disease. 

Dr Doug Brown, Chief Research and Policy Officer said: 

'We’d like to praise Elijah for his commitment and phenomenal achievements so early on in his research career. We wish him all the best for his future career and look forward to continuing to work with Elijah to ensure his research has the greatest impact for people affected by dementia.’ 

Elijah Mak with Jeremy Hughes winning his award

Elijah Mak with Doug Brown (Chief Policy and Research Officer, Alzheimer’s Society) and Jeremy Hughes (Chief Executive, Alzheimer’s Society).

The runners up were Dr Emma Broome from University of Nottingham and Dr Philip Weston from University College London.

Outstanding contribution

The overall winner in the Outstanding contribution category was won jointly by Dr Daniel Davis from the University College London and Dr Emma Wolverson from the University of Hull. 

Dr Daniel Davis and Dr Emma Wolverson smiling with their certificates

Dr Daniel Davis and Dr Emma Wolverson with Doug Brown (Chief Policy and Research Officer, Alzheimer’s Society) and Jeremy Hughes (Chief Executive, Alzheimer’s Society).

Daniel's research is looking at how delirium impacts on cognitive decline. The panel recognised the how phenomenally productive Daniel has been since his PhD. 

Emma is a Clinical Psychologist and all of her work relates to helping people with dementia to live well. She is dedicated to the application of positive psychology in dementia

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