Research/Areas of Interest:

We apply genetics and genomics approaches to identify fundamental processes involved in the initiation and early propagation of age-related neurodegenerative diseases, focusing on Alzheimer's disease, non-Alzheimer's dementia and glaucoma. Understanding these processes provides the greatest opportunity of therapeutic intervention. We are particularly interested in the role of non-neuronal cells including astrocytes, monocyte-derived cells (such as microglia), endothelial cells and pericytes.


  • PhD, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, United Kingdom, 2002
  • BSc, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 1993