Dr Jo Barnes
Principal Research Fellow & Alzheimer’s Research UK Senior Fellow
Place of work / study:
Dementia Research Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology
Area of Research:
Assessing the relationship of imaging markers of presumed cerebrovascular disease and more traditional markers of dementia.
How is your work funded:
An Alzheimer’s Research UK Senior Fellowship
Tell us a little about yourself:
I didn’t start out as a scientist, after I graduated I worked in science TV for a few years but became envious of the work I was researching that scientists were doing. I joined the Dementia Research Group at UCL in 2001 as a research assistant and have been there ever since. I completed my PhD part-time on imaging in Alzheimer’s. I have published around 80 papers and I have successfully managed to win a number of grants including fellowships. Since returning from my first maternity leave in 2013 I have worked part-time (0.8 FTE). I now have two children and I am married to a vet.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I was pole-vault champion at university – there was only one other competitor.