Dr Antoinette O’Connor
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.