I studied Psychology as an undergraduate, and then joined Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust to gain experience in mental health and in research. The plan was to eventually become a Clinical Psychologist, but I realised after a short while that I really enjoyed the challenges in research, and wanted to keep working in this area. I went on to study MSc Cognitive Neuroscience, which helped me gain a better understanding of the varied and complex research methods used in studying the brain. I then joined The University of Oxford to work in dementia research.
Dementia research is important to me, having seen first-hand how destructive it can be, for both patients and their families and friends. We have a fantastic and growing research community working hard on this, and it’s wonderful to be a part of it. I am interested in new and innovative ideas that can help us find and treat Alzheimer’s disease early, before it has a chance to take hold.
Can you stop Alzheimer’s before it even starts?
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is life changing for the person with the disease, as well as their family and friends. The changes don’t happen overnight. It starts with the small things and then it progresses. But what if there was a way of figuring out the early warning signs of slowing it down or preventing it? In this episode of The Big Questions podcast we visited Jennifer Lawson, Trials...