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Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley

Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley

Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience

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Email
metzler-baddeleyc@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0705
Campuses
Canolfan Ymchwil Delweddu'r Ymennydd Prifysgol Caerdydd, Heol Maendy, Caerdydd, CF24 4HQ
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Research summary

My research looks at how networks of cortical and subcortical brain areas implement cognitive-behavioural control processes. I employ quantitative multi-parametric MRI brain imaging techniques in combination with experimental-cognitive techniques to study both clinical and non-clinical populations. My research focuses on:

  • Cognitive and behavioural training
  • Healthy and pathological ageing
  • Lifestyle and genetic risk of dementia
  • Neurodegenerative disease (Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body disease and Huntington’s disease)
  • Neuroglia models of ageing and neurodegeneration

My research aims to understand the risk factors and early warning signs for later life dementia and to develop and evaluate training interventions to promote successful ageing and prevention and delay of disease.

Undergraduate education

Psychology at Bonn University, Germany

Postgraduate education

D.Phil work on frontal attention deficits at Sussex University

Employment

Alzheimer’s Society and BRACE Research Fellow and  Lecturer, Cardiff University

Research Associate, Cardiff University

Neuropsychologist at the Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE) in Bath

Lectureship in Psychology at Manchester University and postdoctoral work at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London

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Awards/External Committees

2011 - Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society (AFBPsS).

2011 - Specialist Review Panel member of the Alzheimer’s Society.

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I lecture on the Year 3 module Memory Processes and Disorders (PS3208), the Year 1 module Psychological Research (PS1014), and the MSc module Clinical Neuroimaging Research (PST 508). I run MSc diffusion MRI labs (PST513) as well as Year 2 undergraduate academic tutorials and cognitive labs. I supervise final year undergraduate and MSc student projects.

Research topics and related papers

Cognitive Neuroscience of ageing and neurodegeneration

Neuroglia models of ageing and neurodegeneration

Risk factors of disease

Brain plasticity

Funding

Duckers, J et al (CoA) (2019) Cystic Fibrosis - Memory assessment and MRI screening. Health & Care Research Wales. £19,200  for 12 months.

Rosser, A, Busse, M & Metzler-Baddeley (2016) Exploring cognitive training as a non-pharmaceutical intervention for people with Huntington's disease. Jaque and Gloria Gossweiler Foundation. £94,714 for 30 months.

Metzler-Baddeley  C (PI) (2014) How do individual differences in midlife adiposity and APOE genotype as risk factors for dementia affect brain structure and cognition? A cross-sectional MRI study. Alzheimer’s Society and BRACE Fellowship. £305,161 for 36 months.

Metzler-Baddeley, C (PI), Jones, DK, Rosser AE. (2014) Effects of a novel intervention on white matter microstructure and cognition in Huntington’s disease. NISCHR and Welcome Trust ISSF project grant. £69,769 for 12 months.

Research group

CUBRIC
Cognitive Neuroscience
Imaging Science

Research collaborators

Media

2008 - Consultation/Participation  in BBC documentation on Terry Pratchett Living with Alzheimer’s Disease, broadcast February 2009.

2006 - Consultation for BBC Radio 4 Memory Experience.

Current PhD students: Chiara Casella, Lauren Revie

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Co-supervision (50%) for Jilu P Mole - The white matter microstructure of the basal ganglia circuitry and its changes in Parkinson's disease, PhD Thesis, Cardiff University 2018.

Co-supervision (30%) for Kat Christiansen - An integrated analysis of the extended hippocampal system across species. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University 2017.

Media

2008 - Consultation/Participation  in BBC documentation on Terry Pratchett Living with Alzheimer’s Disease, broadcast February 2009.

2006 - Consultation  for BBC Radio 4 Memory Experience.

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