Dr Deborah Oakley


University position

PhD student
Supervised by Kamen Tsvetanov

Departments

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Email

dlo27@cam.ac.uk

Home page

https://www-neurosciences.medschl.cam.ac.uk/

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

My research investigates the role that cardiovascular health plays in cognitive ageing. Many cognitive abilities decline with age, although there are marked differences between individuals in the rate and extent of decline. This diversity in ageing trajectories may be partly underpinned by multiple cardiovascular risk factors. Recent evidence indicates that these risk factors each make independent and additive contributions to neuroanatomical ageing. To investigate the mechanisms through which vascular and other lifestyle risk factors affect multiple domains of cognition, I am using multivariate and data-driven modelling techniques in the large cross-sectional Cam-CAN cohort (www.cam-can.org).

Research Focus

Keywords

Ageing

Cognition

MRI

fMRI

MEG

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance

Equipment

Computational modelling

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing

Collaborators

No collaborators listed

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