Dr Ian Galea is a clinician scientist who is internationally recognised for his work on the blood-brain barrier and haemoglobin neurotoxicity. His group work at the interface of laboratory and clinical medicine, with expertise in scientific measurement in health and disease. Of special interest to dementia researchers is a high-throughput urine test to measure systemic inflammation and a refined imaging method to measure blood-brain barrier permeability of the human brain. He is principal investigator of a study collecting cerebrospinal fluid, serum, urine and brain tissue samples, for use in neurodegenerative disease research.
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Sofia is a principal clinical scientist, one of the medical physics experts (MPE) for nuclear medicine and the deputy lead for nuclear medicine physics. She supports the general nuclear medicine, SPECT/CT and PET/CT services at UHS and leads the introduction of new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.
Professor Rosaleen McCarthy is the lead neuropsychology consultant and head of the neuropsychology department. Her research interests are in disorders of memory as well as in impairments of perception, language and attention. She works with people who have younger onset dementia, cerebra-vascular disease, head injuries, epilepsy and brain tumours. She collaborates with the neurologists in diagnosing complex cases.
Dr Tony Birch is a clinical scientist specialising in measurement of fluid flow in the brain. His particular expertise is the application of transcranial Doppler ultrasound to measure the velocity of blood flowing in the major arteries at the base of the brain. As well as performing these measurements as a clinical service, he provides a transcranial Doppler training course for health professionals from across the UK.
Dr Anton Page is the Head of The Biomedical Imaging Unit, a joint University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS)/University of Southampton (UoS) facility for high quality/high resolution diagnostic and research microscopy. Accredited under UKAS to ISO 15189, this core facility carries out research work for UoS, other universities and research institutes, industry and artists, together with diagnostic microscopy for UHS, and other hospitals both nationally and internationally.