Dr Fiona McLean
Place of work / study:
University of Dundee
Area of Research:
I am fascinated by the brain and I have always been curious about how it works and what keeps it healthy. My research focuses on the links between obesity, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases.
How is your work funded:
I am funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), as part of the IM2PACT project. This is a collaborative project, with over 25 European partners, which aims to investigate the biology of the blood-brain barrier in metabolism-related and neurodegenerative diseases.
Tell us a little about yourself:
I have always loved science, since I was at school, and I really like that I have a job, which is both interesting and helping people. Outside of science, I enjoy practising yoga, playing the piano and playing badminton.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I once met a Nobel Prize winner and we talked about how to escape from different types of bears.
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
I like solving problems. Dementia is one of the biggest problems in the world and it needs to be solved.