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Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley

Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley

Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience

School of Psychology

Email:
metzler-baddeleyc@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0705
Location:
Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ
Available for postgraduate supervision

Research summary

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

  • 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)

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.

Teaching summary

I supervise final year project students and first year personal tutees.

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

Honours and awards

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) and the Year 1 module Psychological Research (PS1014). I am the course coordinator of 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
Risk factors of disease
Brain plasticity

Funding

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, Emma Craig, Erika Leonaviciute