Raine Visiting Professor Lecture – 15 February 2017
February 9, 2017
Professor Carol Brayne
will present a Raine Lecture entitled:
Research fit for an Ageing, Challenged and Challenging, Global Society: a Public Health Perspective
on 15 February 2017 at 12 pm
at the McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
Professor Carol Brayne is Professor of Public Health Medicine in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care in the University of Cambridge. She is Director of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health and is a medically qualified epidemiologist and public health academic.
Professor Carol Brayne is an internationally recognised leader in academic public health at Cambridge. She has made outstanding contributions to dementia research and to our understanding of the ageing brain. The studies she leads are acclaimed internationally and have been the prime moving force in major initiatives with national profiles. Professor Brayne has measured changing dementia prevalence, behavioural and psychiatric symptoms in dementia, and depression prevalence; research which is critical to defining long-term care needs for our population.
Professor Brayne has pioneered the study of dementia in the general population, launching two major longitudinal studies of the health and cognitive functioning of 30,000 older people. The results underpin our understanding of dementia, showing (among many other things) that dementia can occur without the expected changes in brain pathology and that such changes, when they do occur, do not invariably lead to dementia. Her studies provide the basis for planning long term care needs in England and have recently shown that the prevalence of dementia at specific ages is declining.
Professor Leon Flicker
WA Centre for Health and Ageing
The University of Western Australia
Telephone: 9224 2750