Animation: Discovering life-changing dementia treatments

Dr Hazel Hall-Roberts won the opportunity to create an animation with Scriberia, which would communicate both the detail and the wider context of her groundbreaking research into dementia and potential treatments.

With one in three people likely to develop Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia in their lifetime, research in this area has the potential to directly affect us all.

“Discovering life-changing dementia treatments” was an animation created by us (and narrated by Alan Titchmarsh no less!) to explain Dr Hazel Hall-Robert’s brilliant work in this field, following Hazel's winning entry to a competition hosted by Oxford University's public engagement department, Oxford Sparks. 

See Dr Hazel Hall-Roberts discuss this project, in our recent webinar: The Art of Research Communication, available to watch on demand. 


In a collaboration between Oxford University and Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Oxford Drug Discovery Institute, Hazel studied genetic risk factors affecting a particular type of brain cell, known as microglia (that's my-kro-glee-yah, if you're wanting to impress your friends).

Take a look at our YouTube channel to discover more about how animation can help with research communication. 

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