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The Alzheimer's Research UK (ARUK) Thames Valley 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.

We hold annual research days and public open days which normally take place in Oxford. We also offer network members a range of funding opportunities throughout the year.

The ARUK Thames Valley Network Centre Organising Committee

Each Network Centre has an organising committee, chaired by the Network Coordinator, who decide on Network activities and the use of grant funds.





Dr Mark Dallas is the Network Coordinator          






Lorraine Dyson is the Network Administrator.




The ARUK Thames Valley Network Centre Organising Committee consists of Angela Bithell, Helen DawesPatrick Esser, Ivan KoychevClare MackayElena Ribe, & Richard Wade-Martins

See the full listing of Alzheimer’s Research UK Thames Valley Network Members including the Organising Committee, Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and all our network members.

If you are interested in becoming a network member, please complete the form here.


We are planning to hold an online public event on Thursday 17th June 2021. More details to follow soon.

2020 Alzheimer’s Research UK Thames Valley Network Dementia Public 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, 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 on our YouTube channel  We hope you find the videos informative.

Research Days

Due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 ARUK Thames Valley Research Day was unfortunately cancelled. There are no planned events for 2021. Past events are listed on our dedicated researchers’ webpage.

Funding opportunities for Network members

We offer a range of funding opportunities for network members for small pilot projects, travel (including for online conference registration fees), networking activities and outreach projects. Find out more about the funding opportunities.