Wednesday 8th November 2023, 1-2 pm, Online
Understanding the causes of dementia: how far have we come?
with Dr. Emma Anderson
Emma is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Division of Psychiatry, UCL, where she has been since December last year. Prior to that she was a Senior Research Fellow in the Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol, where she completed her PhD and remained for 12 years. Her work to-date has focused on the application of novel causal inference methodology, such as Mendelian randomization, polygenic risk score analysis and offspring instrumental variable analysis, to identify modifiable causal risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. She currently holds a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship and is now using novel genetic epidemiology methods to identify genetic and environmental determinants of vascular dementia. She currently also co-directs two courses on Mendelian Randomization at the university of Bristol, and is a module lead for the MSc in Dementia at UCL.