Individual theme leads identify major workstreams and relevant researchers within a particular defined area, and support iDeAC members to develop a theme plan which fits within the overall iDeAC strategy. A key role is to facilitate communication within the subtheme area, responding to iDeAC initiatives in relation to funding opportunities.

Professor Jessica Teeling 
Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

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Inflammation

Professor Jessica Teeling

Jessica Teeling is a professor in Experimental Neuroimmunology within Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton. Her research focuses on understanding the immune regulatory pathways in the healthy, diseased and ageing central nervous system (CNS). Her group studies the effect of antibody mediated inflammation in the CNS, and how these responses may contribute to the pathogenesis of neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, age related macular degeneration and systemic lupus erythematosis. She is particularly interested in the role of Fcgamma receptors and microglial activation.

 

Professor Sumeet Mahajan 
Institute of Life Sciences
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

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Tau, amyloid and neuronal biology

Professor Sumeet Mahajan

Sumeet Mahajan is a Professor in Molecular Biophotonics & Imaging in Chemistry with a joint appointment in the Institute for Life Sciences at the University of Southampton. His group works at the life science interface. The overarching aim of the research in his group is to develop new spectroscopy and imaging techniques and apply them to extract chemical information from biological systems to understand disease processes for early, faster or more sensitive healthcare diagnostics.

Dr Boyd Ghosh 
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

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Clinical Trials

Dr Boyd Ghosh

Dr Boyd Ghosh is a consultant neurologist. He graduated from St. Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Medical School in 2000. Junior medical posts were carried out in London, New Zealand and Bath. He was a Neurology clinical fellow in Frenchay (Bristol) before studying for a PhD in Cambridge with James Rowe and John Hodges. Research during his PhD involved Parkinson’s plus disorders with a particular emphasis on cognition and imaging in progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). He is currently a consultant neurologist in the Wessex Neurological Centre in Southampton and Salisbury Hospital as well as honorary teacher at the University of Southampton.

Dr Jay Amin
Associate Professor in Psychiatry of Older Age

Memory Assessment and Research Centre
Tom Rudd Unit
Moorgreen Hospital
Southampton
SO30 3JB

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Clinical Trials

Dr Jay Amin

Dr Amin is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry of Older Age within Medicine at the University of Southampton. His research focus is on the role of inflammation in Dementia with Lewy bodies, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. He is also principal investigator for several commercial and non-commercial trials at the Memory Assessment and Research Centre in Southampton.

His research focus is on the role of inflammation in Dementia with Lewy bodies, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. He is also principal investigator for several commercial and non-commercial trials at the Memory Assessment and Research Centre in Southampton.

Professor Jackie Bridges Health Sciences Student Office University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ More info

Post-diagnostic care

Professor Jackie Bridges

Jackie Bridges is a professor of Older’s People Care at the University of Southampton. Her programme of work focuses on the organisation and delivery of health care to older people with complex needs. She leads a major programme of research focused on professional work and organisational change related to older people’s care, and steers the development and delivery of associated educational provision within Health Sciences. Jackie leads the Ageing and Dementia research theme and is an investigator for NIHR CLAHRC Wessex. She is also Director for the NIHR CLAHRC Wessex Research Capacity in Dementia Care programme

Dr Anton Page Biomedical Imaging Unit Laboratory and Pathology Block Southampton General Hospital Southampton SO16 6YD. More info

Imaging (tissue)

Dr Anton Page

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.

Dr Sandrine Willaime-Morawek Faculty of Medicine University of Southampton South Academic Block Southampton General Hospital Southampton SO16 6YD More info

Lifecourse

Associate Professor Dr Sandrine Willaime-Morawek

Associate Professor Dr Sandrine Williame-Morawek leads a research group that investigates the role of the microenvironment on the activity of stem cells in the developing, adult or pathological brain. She is part of the Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells & Regeneration and the Southampton Neuroscience Group. Het group is based within the Southampton General Hospital and comprises clinical, non-clinical and industry scientists.