Alzheimer's Research UK Thames Valley Network Centre

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Dr Mark Dallas is the Academic Coordinator of the network. The Thames Valley Alzhiemer's Research UK Network Centre brings together researchers in and around the Thames Valley region with expertise in dementia and cognition using a range of techniques including imaging, neuropathology, genetics and model systems. The Network Centre unites dementia researchers across the Universities of Oxford, Reading and Oxford Brookes.

To join our the Network Centre click here.


Learn about our activities for members of the public.


 For more information, contact our administrator Lorraine Dyson at / tel: 01865 282358.

Thames Valley Network Centre Organising Committee

Each Network Centre has an Organising Committee, chaired by the Network Coordinator, who decide on Network activities and use of grant funds. We hold annual research days and public open days which normally takes place in Oxford.




Mark Dallas (Network Coordinator)



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Lorraine Dyson (Network Administrator)



Thames Valley Alzhiemer's Research UK Network Centre Organising Committee

Angela Bithell, Christopher Butler, Helen Dawes, Patrick Esser, Ivan Koychev, Clare MackayElena Ribe, & Richard Wade-Martins.


View our full list of Network members


2020 Alzheimer's Research UK Thames Valley Network Dementia Open Morning 

Sadly, due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to hold the 2020 Alzheimer's Research UK Thames Valley Network Dementia Open Morning. 

However, over the summer we arranged for the presenters within the network centre who were due to talk at the March public event to give their talks online.

The short talks from scientists were recorded and include a range of topics in dementia. They are available to watch here

We hope you find the videos informative.

CANCELLED 2020 Research Day

In light of the coronavirus COVID-19 situation, it is with regret that we have decided to cancel this years’ Alzheimer’s Research UK Thames Valley Research Day which was due to take place on Monday 29 June 2020 at St Anne's College, Oxford.

We will return in 2021 and we very much hope to see you there!

Other Funding for Network Members

Network members are also eligible for exclusive Alzheimer’s Research UK grants.

Year-Round Network Funding opportunities

We offer funding for network members for small pilot projects, travel, networking activities and outreach projects.
  • Travel awards

Travel grants are available for up to £300 for network members to attend relevant conferences. To apply complete the application form and return to

Travel Funding Application Form

  • Funds for networking activities

This can be for networking within or between Network Centres. Applications are open throughout the year.

Networking Application Form

  • Funds for outreach

The Network can also provide funds to support outreach and public engagement events. Applications are open throughout the year.

Outreach Event Application Form

Early Career Researchers

The Alzheimer’s Research UK Early Careers Network is a group of researchers at various stages in their careers who meet for social and career related events. If you are an early careers researcher (post-doc, PhD or undergraduate level) in neurodegeneration or dementia, or have an interest in these research themes, then you can join the Alzheimer’s Research UK Early Careers Network. To join or find out more, email the Early Career Representatives (Francesco TamagniniNora Bengoa-Vergniory and Franziska Guenther) stating your career stage and research interest.

The Dementia Researcher website - has been developed by the office of the National Director for Dementia Research with support from Alzheimer's Research UK, Alzheimer's Society and the Medical Research Council‚Äč - provides a variety of support and resources for early career researchers – covering everything from jobs and funding opportunities, how to produce grant proposals, opportunities to ‘ask a dementia expert’, and a range of podcasts.