Research translation support

Alzheimer’s Society is committed to ensuring that the care research we fund is relevant and usable, and can be used to influence policy and practice to improve the lives of people living with dementia. 

There are a number of activities that our Research Translation team are working on to bring research into the real world. 

Making your research a reality

Alzheimer’s Society can provide advice and support to researchers on research translation.If your research is ready to be scaled up or implemented into practice, there are several ways that we can support you to do this. 

We are particularly interested in supporting researchers working in these areas:  

  • quality of life
  • post diagnostic support 
  • maintaining independence at home
  • assistive technology 
  • advanced dementia to end of life 
  • research in care home

(Please note, we have limited capacity in the team and therefore may need to prioritise the support that we are able to offer). 

If you would like to speak to a member of our research translation team and discuss the options available, contact us at [email protected]

How we can support you with research translation?

We can work with you to consider the most suitable next steps for your research depending on your findings including by:

1.    Helping you to understand your findings in the wider policy and practice context 

Our research translation managers are developing an understanding of what the needs are for knowledge users within our identified priority areas.

We will be able to consider your research in the wider context of what evidence already exists, what the gaps are and what knowledge users are looking for from research.

2.    Providing funding to implement your research into practice  

Our Implementation grants provide funding to researchers looking to move tested evidence based interventions into real world settings.

Applicants can apply to either lay the foundations, or enable the scale up, of evidence based interventions that have been shown to improve care. 

3.    Feeding the evidence into knowledge users within Alzheimer’s Society

There are a number of potential knowledge users within the Society who are likely to benefit from the findings of care research.

The research translation team can act as knowledge brokers between researchers and knowledge users to ensure your research reaches the intended audiences. This may include our policy and campaigns teams, dementia friendly communities, local or national services or training and consultancy.  

For research that is identified as a high priority and of particular interest to our internal knowledge users, we will organise a receiving committee to enable you to present your findings to key staff. This will either provide researchers with a direct route for translation, or advice on external audiences to target. 

4.    Scoping options for engaging knowledge users external to Alzheimer’s Society 

Where there is capacity, we can support you to identify options for engaging with knowledge users wider than Alzheimer’s Society. 

Other ways we support researchers

We provide support for researchers at every stage of their careers.

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