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LECTURER, DIETETICS, NUTRITION AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Following completion of my BSc (Hons) in Biological and Health Sciences
at Queen Margaret University, I undertook a PhD in neuroscience at
Queen Margaret University, in collaboration with researchers in Cognitive
and Neural Systems at the University of Edinburgh.
My recent research focused on
investigating the involvement of
cerebrovascular dysfunction in the
pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease,
and potential therapeutic strategies
for the disease. In particular I focused
on the role of hypertension in the
pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s
disease, and the mechanisms by which
anti-hypertensive drugs may confer
protection against cognitive decline.
R A T I N G
I also have interests in the impact of stress-induced
metabolic disease upon Alzheimer’s disease. This
experience is invaluable in my current teaching on
a wide range of courses within Dietetics, Nutrition
and Biological Sciences.
I was taught at undergraduate level by several
inspiring lecturers, who sparked my interest in
undertaking research, and introduced me to a team
of enthusiastic researchers. I enjoyed the laboratory
experience I obtained at undergraduate level and
was lucky to be able to embark on a PhD which
cemented my interests.