PhD students Nicholas Ashton
Title: A blood-based diagnostic test for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease.
Summary: Using sophisticated proteomic techniques, my current work focuses on developing a blood-based diagnostic test to indentify Alzheimer's disease before the onset of symptoms. Currently the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is often captured too late, is inconsistent and costly; therefore, a cheap and simple blood test that can be routinely used in clinics would be ideal. This blood test could also contribute to the selection and stratification of patients for therapeutic drug trials.
Title: Development of a Quality Specialist Care Service for Older Adults
Summary: My PhD project is examining the effects on patients and costs of the redesign of specialist continuing care services within South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust using a range of outcome measures including quality of life and safety incidents.
Title: Functional characterisation of rare risk variants in immune genes associated with Alzheimer's disease
Supervisors: Dr Angela Hodges and Dr Richard Killick
Title: Functional brain imaging as a predictive biomarker of treatment response in late-onset depression
Supervisors: Professor Robert Howard and Dr Rebecca Gould