Dr Dorothy Tse
Place of work / study:
Edge Hill University
Area of Research:
Memory, Healthy Ageing, Spatial navigation, Alzheimer’s Disease.
How is your work funded?
Institution funding, charities (Alzheimer’s Research UK).
Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a neuroscientist and study the brain and behaviour. I research learning and memory, healthy ageing, and Alzheimer’s Disease. My main focus is understanding the factors that affect memory, and how we remember and learn new things. I also specialize in exploring the fascinating world of spatial navigation, specifically in the areas of wayfinding, and how age and Alzheimer’s disease affect these processes. I am an honorary fellow at the University of Edinburgh. I received my MSc and PhD in Neuroscience from University of Edinburgh.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
Taking on new challenges is a key part of who I am, and this year I decided to push myself to new heights – literally! I embarked on an exhilarating journey into the world of paragliding.
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
I’m passionate about developing behavioural paradigms for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, driven by the desire to contribute to improving the lives of those affected by this condition.
What single piece of advice would you give to an early career researcher?
Prioritize and focus your attention on your core values and passions!
What book are you reading right now? Would you recommend it?
I am reading Behave by Robert M Sapolsky. My previous MSc student gave this book to me. If you are interested in human behaviour I would recommend it!