My research aims to integrate social and biological approaches in the early detection of neurodegeneration. I will be focusing on accumulation of mild traumatic brain injuries (concussion in sports) and the potential risk for neurodegeneration later in life (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). I aim to utilise neuroimaging and genetic factors in addition to assessment of the public’s attitudes towards and understanding of the risk.
Start date:October 2013
Research Topic:Mild traumatic brain injury and neurodegeneration risk.
Research Supervisor:Professor Andrew Lawrence
Supervising school:Ysgol Seicoleg, Prifysgol Caerdydd
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship