Profile – Dr Chi Udeh-Momoh, Imperial College London

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Dr Chi Udeh-Momoh


Dr Chi Udeh-Momoh

Job title:

Research Programme and Biomarker Lead and currently GHBI Fellow

Place of work / study:

Imperial College London, UK

Area of Research:

Dementia Prevention.

How is your work funded?

Industry, Charity, Governmental agencies.

Tell us a little about yourself:

I was born in Nigeria and relocated to the UK as a teenager. I have always been fascinated by the brain – how we think, learn and remember; and how these processes can be affected in disease/ alleviated therapeutically. I studied Neuroscience all the way through undergrad to PhD, then did my post-doc in neuroepidemiology. I am married to a man called Brain and we have a lovely daughter called Iris.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

I love the brain so much that I married a lovely man called Brain!

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

Personal reasons.

What single piece of advice would you give to an early career researcher?

I have several: Proactively seek collaborators (including amongst peers); Proactively seek out sponsor relationships, in addition to mentors; Join peer mentoring circles; Pilot grants are good to gain preliminary data and also great for CV; Supervise students and join professional groups

What book are you reading right now? Would you recommend it?

Man’s Search for Ultimate Meaning by Viktor Frankl

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