Dementia Research Programme | academic
NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer
University of Leicester
Room 439 Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building Leicester Royal Infirmary University of Leicester
+44 (0)116 252 3134
Dr Lucy Beishon is currently working at the University of Leicester as an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Geriatric medicine with an interest in cognitive disorders. She is particularly interested in how brain blood flow is altered or damaged in dementia and how this contributes to the development or progression of different types of dementia.
Lucy was previously funded by the Dunhill Medical Trust on her research training fellowship project entitled ‘The Cognition & Flow Study: The effects of brain training on brain blood flow.’ This study investigated the use of cognitive or “brain training “as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment and as prevention in healthy older adults.
In addition to Lucy’s research work she is also a specialist trainee in Geriatric Medicine and her long-term goal is to work as a Geriatrician with clinical and research interests in dementia.
Her current research focusses on improving physical care for older people on in-patient mental health units, and vascular mechanisms linking common disorders of ageing (dementia, delirium, and depression).