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Wolfson Institute of Population Health - Barts and The London

Ms Isabelle Foote


PhD Student, Centre for Psychiatry

Room Number: 2.03 Old Anatomy Building


Isabelle is a research nurse and PhD student working across the Centre for Psychiatry and Preventive Neurology Unit research groups in the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine. Her main research interest is trying to identify the mechanisms by which risk factors of dementia lead to cognitive decline and how targeting these pathways might prevent dementia. She is also interested in how social disparities impact disease risk on a biological level. Her current PhD project is particularly focused on the relationship between depression and dementia using genetic epidemiology methods.

Isabelle completed her nursing training at the University of Birmingham including placements in neuro critical care, neurosurgery, elderly care and psychiatry. She has previously worked as an HCA at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. She undertook an MSc in Neuroscience at King’s College London and completed her research project in the SPI lab where she explored the anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 fatty acids in a human hippocampal stem cell model of inflammation-induced depression.