Abi Herrmann, PhD

Following a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh (UK), I undertook a postdoctoral position in the lab of Prof Tara Spires-Jones, investigating synaptic dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease.

 

I became interested in sex differences in dementia, and was shocked at the realisation that this area is so severely understudied, despite the disease disproportionately affecting women. I became committed to challenging this unproductive status quo.

 

To increase my understanding of science funding, policy and regulation, I transitioned out of the lab and moved to Alzheimer’s Research UK (the UK’s largest dementia research charity), where I was introduced to the excellent work of the Women’s Brain Project.

 

I am pleased to now be joining the Women’s Brain Project’s Executive Committee, and look forward to combining my passions of neuroscience and gender equality to achieve improved outcomes in women’s brain and mental health.

PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh (UK), I undertook a postdoctoral position in the lab of Prof Tara Spires-Jones, investigating synaptic dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease.

 

I became interested in sex differences in dementia, and was shocked at the realisation that this area is so severely understudied, despite the disease disproportionately affecting women. I became committed to challenging this unproductive status quo.

 

To increase my understanding of science funding, policy and regulation, I transitioned out of the lab and moved to Alzheimer’s Research UK (the UK’s largest dementia research charity), where I was introduced to the excellent work of the Women’s Brain Project.

 

I am pleased to now be joining the Women’s Brain Project’s Executive Committee, and look forward to combining my passions of neuroscience and gender equality to achieve improved outcomes in women’s brain and mental health.