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5 Tips from a Thesis Writing Boot Camp

Right before the holiday season, I decided to attend the Sussex University Doctoral School’s Thesis Boot Camp and was pleasantly surprised by how much I accomplished and learned. One limitation was that the writing workshops mostly catered to the humanities

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Dementia in the clinic

One of my PhD colleagues, Rebecca Atkinson, wrote recently that each student at Sussex funded by the Alzheimer’s Society charity is afforded the opportunity to complete placements in a local Memory Assessment Services (MAS) clinic. I was paired with Consultant

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A clinical perspective: visiting the Memory Assessment Services (II)

In the past months I had the opportunity to shadow Dr. Klugman during two Memory Assessment sessions at the Hill Rise memory clinic in Newhaven. During my short visits there I had the chance to learn more about the process

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A clinical perspective: visiting the Memory Assessment Services

As a PhD student, the funding for my studentship comes from the Alzheimer’s Society. This is part of an Alzheimer’s Society Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Sussex, which supports the research of eight PhD students from multiple disciplines

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APOE Symposium

On May 10th, Sussex Doctoral School hosted a symposium recognising the role of Apolipoprotein (APOE) in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Carrying an APOE e4 gene is established to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in older adulthood, as well as

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Bake-Off Win at the Life Science Impact Day

Professor Louise Serpell, co-Director of the Alzheimers Society DTC and the Dementia Reseearch Group won second prize at the Life Sciences Impact Day Bake-off with this wonderful Neuron Cake! Her kids ate most of the mitochondria…

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Ageing Speciality Research Group Meeting

Four members of the lab group attended the regional meeting of the National Institute for Health Research this week. Talks covered a wide range of topics including the importance of involving patients and the general public in the design of clinical

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Rachel Clarke on Beginning my PhD…

I have been lucky enough to secure a studentship which started at The University of Sussex in September. It is linked to my previous role on the IDEAL study – Improving the Experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life: living well with dementia (http://www.idealproject.org.uk/).

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Dan Goodwin: Junior Research Associate

Before applying for the JRA award I knew that becoming a researcher in Psychology was what I wanted to do, but deciding what I wanted to study seemed almost impossible given the sheer number of options available. When I saw

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Reflections of a research assistant: Getting to Grips with Prospective Memory

I am a third-year medical student, currently visiting the Rusted lab group from Brazil to complete a summer research assistantship. As my goals are to become a clinical physician, working in the field of behavioural research is an area I

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