Joining the Centre

We welcome interest from researchers whose focus lies within the scientific aims and objectives of the Centre and who currently work with or are employed by Centre members. The scientific aims of the Centre are, in summary, to advance knowledge by research into biological, neurological, genetic, social, economic, and psychological aspects of cognitive ageing in humans and lifecourse mammalian model systems; and to develop and evaluate psychological, genetic, other biological, and brain imaging methods to assess, monitor, and prevent or ameliorate decline in mental functions with a view to providing a rational basis for translating this into potential interventions.

 

There are two levels of membership for academics who wish to join CCACE:

1) Full research members

2) Associate members

Full research members

Staff at the level of lecturer and above whose primary research area is cognitive ageing and/or cognitive epidmeiology can apply to become full research members of CCACE.

Associate members

Fully funded post-doctoral level researchers are welcome to apply to become affiliates of the Centre as associate members. Also, lecturing staff and above whose interest is not solely within cognitive ageing and/or cognitive ageing may also apply to join as an associate member.

 

How to join

If you are interested in becoming a member of CCACE then please send your CV and a covering letter detailing your research interests and why you would like to join the Centre to Anna Sim (Centre Secretary; ccace@ed.ac.uk).  Your application will be assessed by the Centre’s Executive Committee and final approval will be given by the Centre Director.

 

What are the benefits of being a member?

As a member of CCACE you are entitled to use the services of any of the ten CCACE core staff. They have a unique and wide ranging skillset and are available for advice or collaboration on your ageing related work. You can also apply for funding for pilot studies through our pilot fund grants and support can be provided for your knowledge exchange activities. As a member of the Centre, we ask you to then please acknowledge CCACE in all your publications and use our logo on presentations. Visit here for our suggested acknowledgements wording and jpgs of our logos.