Profile – Dr Antoinette O’Connor

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Dr Antoinette O’Connor

Job Title:

Clinical Research Fellow

Place of work / study:

Dementia Research Centre, University College London

Area of research:

My research interests are focused on accessible biomarkers of presymptomatic Alzheimer’s disease, with a particular interest in the clinical utility of blood biomarkers and novel cognitive measures in autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease.

How is your work funded:

Alzheimer’s Society Clinical Research Training fellowship

Tell us a little about yourself:

I am an Irish neurology trainee who is currently undertaking a PhD in familial Alzheimer’s disease with Professor Nick Fox.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

I enjoy cycling and running in my spare time.

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

I worked as a care assistant, caring for people living with dementia during university. This experience sparked my interest in the field.


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