Education & Student Experience
Ellie is co-ordinating the PROTECT Study: Platform for Research Online to Investigate Genetics and Cognition in Ageing. This study aims to understand how the functioning of the brain changes as we age. In particular the study will look at how certain genes and lifestyle factors (such as exercise or education) affect the way our brain ages. This will provide valuable information about the brain and could inform future research to prevent conditions such as dementia. The study is led by Dr Anne Corbett and Prof Clive Ballard.
2006 - MSc (Distinction) Advanced Methods of Taxonomy & Biodiversity, Imperial College, UK
1998 - BA Biology (Cum Laude), Linfield College, Oregon, USA
Ellie moved to the UK in 2002 and worked in financial administration for three years at the Institute for Public Policy Research, London. After earning her Master's Degree and taking a career break to bring up her family, she relocated to Exeter and joined the University of Exeter in 2013 as an administrator in the Wellbeing Centre. She started at the Medical School in 2015 as Administrative Assistant to the Programme Directors, followed by a secondment as Research Administrator (RILD). She is currently co-ordinating the PROTECT study, an online study of cognitive health in the over-50s.