Dr Emily Hill
Race Against Dementia Fellow
Place of work / study:
University of Warwick
Area of Research:
My research uses detailed electrophysiological approaches to understand the mechanisms underlying tau pathology in neurodegeneration. This work aims to highlight new targets for the treatment of tauopathies like Alzheimer’s disease.
Tell us a little about yourself:
I undertook my undergraduate degree in Medical Genetics at the University of Leicester before moving to Warwick for my PhD. I loved my time at Warwick and have chosen to remain here for my RAD fellowship, working in collaboration with dementia biomarker experts at the University of Gothenburg. I live with my fiancé Marcus, two fluffy rabbits Fudge and Pepper and our Cockerpoo Poppy. Outside the lab we like to go explore the outdoors and love a trip to the beach!
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I love music and in my spare time I play a variety of instruments. When I was younger, I was lucky enough to get to perform at the proms at the Royal Albert Hall which was incredible!
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
My dad has battled Parkinson’s disease for the last 15 years and I have witnessed first-hand the devastating effects that these complex disorders have on both patients and their families. Therefore, when the opportunity arose to undertake my PhD in the field of neurodegeneration it felt like a great opportunity to help contribute to solving the big dementia puzzle and try to reduce the heartbreak and suffering of future families.