Research, Open Science and Big Data global team

Our Research team aims to foster and promote a culture of open science and collaborative global research into dementia; a strategic approach to research across the spectrum of the disease; and research into interconnected dementia related issues.
 

Research Team

Global Team Lead: Philippe Amouyel
Team Members: George Vradenburg; Hilary Doxford; Tom Russ; Martin Rossor; Dirk Pilat; Luc Truyen

Aims of the group

  • To foster and promote a culture of open science and collaborative global research into dementia, including through the use of advanced data analytics methods (‘big data’).
  • To foster and promote a strategic approach to research across the spectrum of the disease.
  • To foster and promote research into interconnected dementia related issues, such as health and economic disparities and gender differences.

Current work priorities

  • Facilitating the global expansion of research programmes, such as the EU Joint Programme: Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND).
  • Developing a global WDC statement promoting open science, i.e. facilitating data sharing and collaboration.
  • Promoting the use of national healthcare and administrative databases amongst public and private payers and commissioners to anticipate impact of treatments and care in real life.
  • Encouraging stakeholders to be advocates for improved collaboration around dementia research and addressing barriers to them doing so.
  • Influencing and encouraging governments to invest in public intervention trials designed to demonstrate the potential for reducing the risk of dementia, in partnership with the risk reduction team.

Our Research, Open Science & Big Data team members

Our Research team is led by WDC member Philippe Amouyel, who works with an expert and experienced global team of WDC members and associate members.
  • Professor Philippe Amouyel - MD, PhD
    Professor Philippe Amouyel, MD, PhD
    WDC Member and Global Team Lead
  • George Vradenburg
    George Vradenburg
    WDC Member and Trustee
  • Hilary Doxford
    Hilary Doxford
    WDC Member
  • Tom Russ
    World Young Leaders in Dementia
  • Martin Rossor
    Associate Member
  • Dirk Pilat
    Associate Member
  • Luc Truyen
    Team Member