Research Translation support
Find out how Alzheimer’s Society provides support to dementia researchers, policy makers, clinicians and commissioners so they can maximise the impact of their research.
Support for researchers
Alzheimer’s Society can provide advice and support to researchers on Research Translation throughout the research cycle.
There are a number of ways that we can support you to do this, whether you are identifying priorities for research, carrying out a research project, or are ready to scale up and implement findings into practice.
We can work with researchers to consider the most suitable next steps, this includes:
1. Helping you to design research or 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. Our team will encourage researchers to consider the service context in which their research may have application and current practice and the impact of research on particular services/practitioner groups.
This will include supporting researchers to consider how to involve people affected by dementia in their research and how to disseminate findings and translate them into changes.
2. 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, Training and Consultancy as well as local or national services.
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.
3. 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.
Supporting policy makers, clinicians and commissioners
We bring together policy makers, clinicians, commissioners and other experts with the dementia research community to:
- support you to identify the best quality, relevant research to support your work
- ensure research addresses priority issues and supports your needs.
Get in touch with our Research Translation team
Help to maximise the impact of dementia research by working with us. Please note, our expert team has limited capacity and therefore may need to prioritise the support that we are able to offer.