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Sarah Bauermeister

PhD MSc CPsychol

Senior Scientist & Senior Data Manager Dementias Platform UK (DPUK)

  • Senior Scientist DPUK
  • Senior Data Manager DPUK
  • Scientific Lead DPUK Datathons & DPUK Reach
  • Early Adversity & Dementia Research Programme Lead
  • Scientifc Lead - DPUK Data Portal Research Projects


Sarah is a Cognitive Neuropsychologist managing scientific research across multiple multi-disciplinary projects, and Senior Data Manager for Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) a cohort data repository for 50+ cohorts (3.5 million+ participants), in the research group of DPUK Director and PI, Professor John Gallacher For DPUK she leads the training programme for analyts; is project lead for DPUK Data curation; scientific lead for international DPUK collaborative AD projects;is scientific reviewer for the DPUK Data Portal and represents DPUK internationally at conferences and workshops. 

As a senior scientist she is lead for the Lifecourse Stress and Brain Health programme investigating the effects of early adversity on later life biopsychosocial outcomes and dementia. She is Oxford PI for an international collaborative project investigating the global mental health impact of the Covid-19 pandemic along with colleagues in Harvard and Sao Paolo, funded by IHCC ( She specialises in applying structural equation modelling (SEM) and psychometric methodologies (IRT) to longitudinal cohort data, and supervises analyses across multi-modal data sources.  

Dementias Platform UK    

DPUK has increased the capacity of dementia research in the UK by developing national technological networks, research collaborations and a data portal that is accessible to researchers worldwide. This promotes research in experimental medicine and with cohort data.

DPUK’s Data Portal facilitates secure access to cohort data, enabling research and analyses at a scale that has not previously been possible for studies into dementia. This powerful combination of technology and expertise is helping detect the earliest signs of dementia.