Exist Insight ISSUE 09

Professor boosts dementia expertise at Exeter

  • Professor boosts dementia expertise at Exeter image 1

Added: 28 June 2018

A professor who is an expert in older people’s medicine has further bolstered Exeter’s research expertise in dementia.

Professor Louise Allan has joined the University of Exeter Medical School from Newcastle University. The Professor of Geriatric Medicine has a specialist interest in the neurology and psychiatry of old age.

Her current research focuses on falls and physical health care in dementia, the effects of delirium on decline in brain health, and non-Alzheimer’s dementias including post-stroke dementia and Lewy body disease.

Professor Allan said: “I’m delighted to join Exeter at such an exciting time. The Medical School is growing, and has a strong research base in expertise around dementia and the elderly, which is expanding further. It’s a dynamic environment to work in and I’m looking forward to working with colleagues on research that improves people’s lives.”

Professor Clive Ballard, Dean and Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter Medical School, said: “I’m really pleased to welcome Louise to Exeter. She brings a wealth of high-quality research experience and I’m looking forward to what we can achieve together. Exeter is an Alzheimer’s Society Centre of Excellence in dementia care, and Louise’s expertise strengthens our outstanding research in this area still further.”

More news

  1. Major tech industry event announced for region

    Major tech industry event announced for region

     Venturefest South West: 17th June 2019, Sandy Park, Exeter   Following the hugely successful technology industry event in 2016, the organisers of Venturefest South West have today announced a second event to be held on 17th June 2019 at Sandy Park, Exeter.

    Read article

  2. STEM Careers Fair for 2019

    STEM Careers Fair for 2019

    Exeter College will be holding the STEM Careers Fair for 2019 on 14th March 2019.

    Read article

  3. Data Visualisation - How to effectively communicate with your data - a workshop delivered by Dan Isaac FCCA

    Data Visualisation - How to effectively communicate with your data - a workshop delivered by Dan Isaac FCCA

    Visit Dan Isaac's website, for more information about the Data Visualisation training.

    Read article

  4. SAVE THE DATE: ExIST Quarterly Event - 31st January 2019

    SAVE THE DATE: ExIST Quarterly Event - 31st January 2019

        The next ExIST event will take place on Thursday 31st January 2019 at Sandy Park from 8.

    Read article

  5. Lightfoot debuts at CES, the world’s largest and most influential tech event

    Lightfoot debuts at CES, the world’s largest and most influential tech event

    Devon company exhibits at Great Britain and Northern Ireland Pavilion    Lightfoot, the creator of the first connected car technology to reward smoother drivers, is flying the flag for cutting edge UK consumer technology at CES in Las Vegas, the largest and most influential technology event on the planet.

    Read article

  6. ExIST explores the impact of living with plastics

    ExIST explores the impact of living with plastics

    This month, Exeter Chamber subgroup, Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology (ExIST) held its latest event which focused on the extremely relevant topic of plastics and what impact plastic is having on the planet combined with the science, research and development of alternative materials and technology.

    Read article

  7. Multi-million-pound project will put Devon at the forefront of solving global environmental and big data challenges

    Multi-million-pound project will put Devon at the forefront of solving global environmental and big data challenges

    A £6.

    Read article

  8. Thompson Jenner LLP back Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology

    Thompson Jenner LLP back Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology

    Leading independent city Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, Thompson Jenner LLP, has made a two-year deal to support the Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology (ExIST), joining a group of prestigious organisations that fund the group’s work to support the growth of Exeter’s science and technology sector.

    Read article

  9. Official Opening of state-of-the art Exeter College Advanced Engineering Centre

    Official Opening of state-of-the art Exeter College Advanced Engineering Centre

        The formal opening of a state-of-the art £3 million ‘Advanced Engineering Centre’ - at Exeter College - a UK leading centre of excellence for robotics and virtual welding – has taken place.

    Read article

For older news articles please click here to view our news archive.