Baker, Stephanie

Stephanie Baker
Start date:
October 2013
Research Topic:
Mild traumatic brain injury and neurodegeneration risk.
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Professor Andrew Lawrence
Supervising school:
School of Psychology,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

My research aims to integrate social and biological approaches in the early detection of neurodegeneration. I will be focusing on accumulation of mild traumatic brain injuries (concussion in sports) and the potential risk for neurodegeneration later in life (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). I aim to utilise neuroimaging and genetic factors in addition to assessment of the public’s attitudes towards and understanding of the risk.