Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley
Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow for Alzheimer's Society and BRACE
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
- Neurodegeneration in particular Alzheimer’s 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.
I supervise final year project students and first year personal tutees.
Psychology at Bonn University, Germany
D.Phil work on frontal attention deficits at Sussex University
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
2011 - Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society (AFBPsS).
2011 - Specialist Review Panel member of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Research topics and related papers
Cognitive Neuroscience of ageing and neurodegeneration
Risk factors of disease
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.
- Professor Derek Jones (Cardiff)
- Professor David Linden (Cardiff)
- Professor Anne Rosser (Cardiff)
- Professor John Aggleton (Cardiff)
- Dr Seralynne Vann (Cardiff)
- Dr Mike O’Sullivan (London)
- Dr Elizabeth Coulthard (Bristol)
- Dr Roland J Baddeley (Bristol)
- Professor Karen Caeyenberghs (Gent)
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.