Our Grant Review Board ensure that we only fund the best research that will take us closer to effective diagnostics, preventions and treatments for dementia.

Grant Review Board

Our Grant Review Board ensure that we only fund the best research that will take us closer to effective diagnostics, preventions and treatments for dementia.

 Dr Alexander Gerhard

Dr Alexander Gerhard

Dr Gerhard is a clinician based at the University of Manchester. He wants to understand the correlation between clinical symptoms and other aspects of neurodegenerative disease, particularly inflammation.

 Prof David Brooks

Prof David Brooks

Professor Brooks is a Professor of PET Clinical Science based at Newcastle upon Tyne University and visiting Professor of Neurology at Imperial College London. He wants to develop better brain imaging tools to help diagnose dementia.

 Prof Delphine Boche

Prof Delphine Boche

Professor Boche is based at the University of Southampton and researches how inflammation in the brain is altered in dementia.

 Prof Stephen Wharton

Prof Stephen Wharton

Professor Wharton is based at the University of Sheffield. He is interested in the physical changes that occur in the brain associated with ageing and dementia.

 Dr Wendy Noble

Dr Wendy Noble

Dr Noble is based at King’s College London. She researches nerve cell damage and how the brain’s support cells can affect this.

 Dr John-Paul Taylor

Dr John-Paul Taylor

Dr Taylor is a clinician based at Newcastle University. He is interested in mechanisms causing cognitive changes in neurodegenerative diseases as well as developing new biomarkers.

Prof Katie Lunnon

Prof Katie Lunnon

Professor Lunnon is based at the University of Exeter. Her work focuses on the genetics underpinning dementia. She uses computational techniques to better understand complex genetic interactions. Professor Lunnon co-chairs the Alzheimer’s Research UK South West Research Network.

 Dr David Llewellyn

Dr David Llewellyn

Dr Llewellyn is based at the University of Exeter. He is interested in how lifestyle factors increase dementia risk.

 Prof Simon Mead

Prof Simon Mead

Professor Mead is a clinician based at University College London. His work focuses on the genetics underpinning different forms of dementia.

 Prof Patricia Salinas

Prof Patricia Salinas

Professor Salinas is based at University College London. She researches how nerve cells communicate and how this can be disrupted in disease.

Prof Jody Mason

Prof Jody Mason

Professor Mason is based at the University of Bath. He is interested in understanding how proteins work and how they can go wrong in disease.

Dr Cheryl Hawkes

Dr Cheryl Hawkes

Dr Hawkes is based at Lancaster University. Her research looks at the build-up of toxic proteins in blood vessels of the brain in Alzheimer’s disease. She also investigates the effect of risk factors such as aging and obesity in relation to Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr Emma Kidd

Dr Emma Kidd

Dr Kidd is based at Cardiff University. She is interested in understanding how age and gender contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr Janet Brownlees

Dr Janet Brownlees

Dr Janet Brownlees is based at MSD Pharmaceuticals. Her research focusses on finding new treatments for neurodegenerative and age-related diseases.

Dr Jonathan Brown

Dr Jonathan Brown

Dr Brown is based at the University of Exeter. He studies how dementia affects the electrical signalling in the brain.

Prof Louise Serpell

Prof Louise Serpell

Professor Louise Serpell is based at the University of Sussex. Her research investigates the role of misfolded proteins in Alzheimer’s disease.

Prof Patrick Lewis

Prof Patrick Lewis

Professor Lewis is based at the Royal Veterinary College. His Research focusses on Parkinson’s disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies. He is interested in understanding the mechanisms that underlie neurodegeneration, particularly the genetic alterations that alter the way brain cells work and cause them to die.

Dr Paresh Malhotra

Dr Paresh Malhotra

Dr Malhotra is a clinician based at Imperial College London. His work focusses on the cognitive defects caused by neurological disorders such as stroke and neurodegenerative diseases. He uses imaging techniques to understand how these cognitive defects are caused, and is involved in developing and trialling new treatments.

Dr Riccardo Marioni

Dr Riccardo Marioni

Dr Marioni is based at the University of Edinburgh at the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine. His research uses computational models to understand the mechanisms that cause Alzheimer’s disease, and to predict the risk of developing the disease.

Dr Sandrine Willaime-Morawek

Dr Sandrine Willaime-Morawek

Dr Willaime-Morawek is based at the University of Southampton. Her research investigates the role of the microenvironment on the activity of stem cells in the developing, adult or pathological brain. She uses stem cells to model cellular and molecular aspects of neurodegenerative diseases. She also studies how maternal diet can affect the developing brain.

Prof Selina Wray

Prof Selina Wray

Professor Wray is based at UCL. Her research investigates the molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and Frontotemporal dementia, with a focus on induced pluripotent stem cells as models of neurological diseases.

Prof Tiago Outeiro

Prof Tiago Outeiro

Professor Outeiro is based at Newcastle University and the University Medical Centre Gottingen. His research studies how protein misfolding and aggregation relate to Neurodegenerative diseases.