MDSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

15 – 17 November 2019, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide



Dr Glenda Halliday

Glenda Halliday is a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Neuroscience at the Brain and Mind Centre, the University of Sydney (joined in 2016). Her career as a fulltime research fellow in Australia has involved determining the brain changes in Parkinson's disease (initially at Flinders University of South Australia and the University of Sydney before establishing the Sydney Brain Bank at NeuRA), in chronic alcoholism (at the University of Sydney), and in degenerative dementias (at NeuRA and now at the University of Sydney).

Her research has highlighted broader pathological involvement in Parkinson's disease and especially in dementia with Lewy bodies, with recent work suggesting that immunity is involved. Her work has contributed to diagnostic criteria for Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.

She currently leads a large research group tackling non-Alzheimer's neurodegeneration that study clinical patients and use patient-derived and experimental models to progress knowledge on- early definitive diagnosis; factors influencing the selective nature of the nervous system degeneration; mechanisms that propagate degeneration between brain regions; the comparative toxicity of the major proteins involved; and the lack of tools to monitor disease modifying treatments.




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