the team



Our objectives

  • To set up INDUCT the European multi-disciplinary, inter-sectorial educational research network;
  • To provide a comprehensive training program for 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESR's) to acquire a deep understanding of the nature of dementia and needs in relation to the use of technology and to equip them with the right skills needed for work in academia, industry or the health and social sector;
  • To determine the practical, cognitive and social factors needed to make technology more useable for people with dementia;
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of specific contemporary technology;
  • To trace facilitators and barriers for implementation of technology in dementia care; and
  • To disseminate the knowledge and evidence on how technology can be best applied and implemented in dementia care and can improve the lives of people with dementia.


The unique collaborative partnership INDUCT - Interdisciplinary Network for Dementia Utilising Current Technology comprises 7 world leading research organisations, the World Health Organisation, and IDES an SME for technology, research and care, with 8 partners who include Alzheimer Europe, the leading non-academic sector organisation representing people with dementia and carers within Europe, Alzheimer’s Disease International, the global voice on dementia representing an international federation of Alzheimer’s associations, the World OT Federation, two other major universities and 3 other SMEs. The academic and non-academic partners within INDUCT are closely involved with INTERDEM, a well-established, interdisciplinary European collaborative research network of 130 leading academics and researchers in 20 European countries with an aim to improve early detection and timely psychosocial intervention in dementia.

The unique ability of INDUCT provides exceptional research training including relevant cross-national and cross-sectorial secondments and help to bridge the gaps between science, business, health and social care across Europe where different companies, sectors, cultures and languages have resulted in a patchwork of approaches to technology without a coherent model. The advanced multidisciplinary scientific expertise and the complementary partnerships with industry, the health care and social sectors, plus user representative organisations enables INDUCT to develop and empower future leaders in technology and dementia care research and enterprise. The experience of participating in innovative, excellent and vibrant interdisciplinary research groups, transnational mobility, and in-depth research training and secondments maximises the ESRs' future prospects.

INDUCT is driving Europe to lead the world in research and research training in dementia care and technology, offering the greatest opportunity to be translated and disseminated into the real world where people with dementia live and are supported in their local communities.

The team

The team based in University of Nottingham, UK manages the INDUCT programme:

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Prof Martin Orrell

Network Co-ordinator

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Dr Orii McDermott

Project Manager

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Mrs Ann Gibbons

Project Administrator

The team based in Maastricht University, Netherlands leads INDUCT training, including organisation of INDUCT schools:

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Prof Frans Verhey

Training Co-ordinator

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Dr Fania Dassen

Training Manager

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The Team based in Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc coordinates the INDUCT-research, including the work on the Best Practice Guidance which is based on the results and recommendations of the 15 INDUCT research projects.

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Prof Rose-Marie Dröes

Research Co-ordinator

What is the structure of INDUCT?

This chart shows our objectives, work packages, training methods & research themes.  It is available to view in pdf format.

Flow chart showing Induct structure

Frequently asked questions

Which academic partners will host ESRs candidates within INDUCT?

See our Projects page for details of all of the institutions and key dates.

What are the research themes of INDUCT?

For more details on the individual projects and their research themes, see our Projects page.

What training will the INDUCT ESRs receive?

INDUCT offers their ESRs a well-rounded training programme consisting of individual, local and network-wide dementia-care specific and transferable skills training. Through secondments at non-academic partners, INDUCT ESRs will be prepared for future employment in academia, health care, industry or voluntary sector.

What are the requirements for ESRs within INDUCT?

INDUCT ESRs are required to travel to another country from where they currently live. They cannot have lived in that country for more than 12 months in the last 3 years. ESRs are fully funded with good provision for training, travel and relocation.

Further information is available on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions website.