Theme Leadership Groups
BRNZ has four research themes, each of which is overseen by a Theme Leadership Group and led by a Theme Leader. Theme Leaders facilitate co-ordination of research activities and encourage interaction and cooperation among researchers contributing to the theme.
Neurodiscovery (Genes, Cells, Networks)
Understanding the mechanisms of brain ageing and associated neurological disorders to inform development of new preventative interventions, treatments and novel therapy delivery systems.THEME LEADERSHIP GROUP
Professor Tim David (pictured) – Theme Leader
Neurobiomarkers (Disease indicators)
Using health informatics, longitudinal and cross-sectional studies in order to identify early biomarkers of ageing related neurological disordersTHEME LEADERSHIP GROUP
Professor Ian Kirk (pictured) – Theme Leader
Neuroplasticity (Brain changes and adaptations)
Expanding our understanding of neuroplasticity during ageing, and its application to rehabilitation therapies and/or technologies for those affected by ageing and neurological conditions.THEME LEADERSHIP GROUP
Professor Ruth Empson (pictured) – Theme Leader
Prevention, Intervention and Delivery
Promoting clinical evaluation and implementing preventative measures and early interventions to minimise functional decline associated with brain ageing and ageing-related neurological disorders.
Raising awareness and promoting knowledge dissemination about brain ageing.