Ask Your Mentor, a new podcast from Dementia Researcher, in association with Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK). Mentees interviewing their mentors, talking careers, lessons learned and what they’ve discovered, that could help you forge a successful career in dementia research.
In the first podcast of this new limited series, Dr Fiona McLean, ARUK Research Fellow from University of Dundee interviews her mentor Dr Yvonne Couch, Associate Professor and ARUK Research Fellow from University of Oxford. Yvonne takes us through her CV discussing the choices she made along the way, what she took from each role and sharing her career tips.
Dr Fiona McLean is an Alzheimer’s Research UK Fellow at University of Dundee. She is fascinated by the brain and has always been curious about how it works and what keeps it healthy. Fiona’s research focuses on the links between obesity, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases.
Dr Yvonne Couch is an Associate Professor and Alzheimer’s Reserch UK Fellow at University of Oxford. Yvonne studies the role of extracellular vesicles and their role in changing the function of the vasculature after stroke, aiming to discover why the prevalence of dementia after stroke is three times higher than the average. It is her passion for problem solving and love of science that drives her, in advancing our knowledge of disease.