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Profile – Dr Jo Barnes


Dr Jo Barnes

Job Title:

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.

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