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Dr LINDA FERRINGTON ‘I enjoyed the laboratory experience I obtained at undergraduate level.’ 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. O E R A T I N G L B WOMEN RESEARCHERS INSPIRING RESEARCH CAREER JOURNEYS 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.