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Louise-Ann Leyland

Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Institute of Neurology, UCL

I researched visual and cognitive function in stroke survivors for my PhD using eye movement methodology at the University of Southampton. I then went on to investigate the effect of cycling on cognitive function in older adults at the University of Reading for my first postdoc. I am now conducting a study to predict dementia and cognitive deficits in Parkinson's through visual and imaging measures at the Institute of Neurology at UCL.


  • 2017–present
    Postdoctoral research associate, University College London
  • 2014–2017
    Postdoctoral research associate, University of Reading


  • 2014 
    University of Southampton, PhD in Visual processing after stroke
  • 2010 
    University of Southampton, MSc Research Methods in Psychology
  • 2009 
    University of Southampton, BSc Psychology


  • 2019
    Neural correlates of early cognitive dysfunction in Parkinson's disease, ACTN
  • 2019
    'Instead of "closing down" at our ages . . . we're thinking of exciting and challenging things to do': older people’s microadventures outdoors on (e-)bikes , Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning
  • 2019
    The effect of cycling on cognitive function and well-being in older adults, PLOS ONE
  • 2017
    Neglect patients exhibit egocentric or allocentric neglect for the same stimulus contingent upon task demands., Scientific reports
  • 2013
    The influence of word shading and word length on eye movements during reading, QJEP