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 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
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.
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
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 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.
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 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 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 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
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
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.