Dr Gwenaëlle Douaud
Dr Gwenaëlle Douaud is a Research Fellow of Green Templeton College. She is Associate Professor and MRC Career Development Fellow at the Oxford FMRIB Centre, University of Oxford.
After starting her undergrad studies in maths (“classes prepas” in Paris), and then moving to fundamental physics, Dr Douaud went on to receive her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Paris XI-Orsay in 2006, where she worked on structural and diffusion imaging of Huntington’s disease. Since then, she has been working at the Oxford FMRIB Centre, first as a post-doctoral researcher and now as an independent research fellow.
Being at the interface between basic neuroscience, methodological imaging development and clinical application is what she enjoys the most. Her body of work focuses on translational research from imaging methods to applied human neuroscience, such as brain maturation and ageing, and with a particular emphasis on neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s disease, movement disorders and motor neuron disease).
For her MRC Career Development Fellowship, Dr Douaud is investigating the structural and functional connectivity of the basal ganglia in health and movement disorders (Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease) using high resolution MRI at 7T.