Lecturer in Health Sciences, The Open University

I completed my Ph.D. in Neurological Sciences at McGill University in 2006, studying the role of the insulin-like growth factor-II (IGF-II/M6P) receptor in the regulation of cholinergic neurons.

I then undertook a post-doctoral fellowship at the Tanz Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Toronto, where I conducted experiments using small molecules to prevent the accumulation of the β-amyloid (Aβ) peptide that occurs in the Alzheimer’s disease brain.

I joined the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton in 2009 to study how the blood vessels of the brain change with age and how this impacts on the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

In 2014, I joined the Dept. of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences at the Open University as a Lecturer in Neuroscience to continue working on the vasculature of the ageing brain and the aetiology of Cerebraly Amyloid Angiopathy.

Experience

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    Lecturer in Health Sciences, The Open University