Dr Ros Ridley


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Email: rmr21@cam.ac.uk

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My research interests centred around developing pharmacological and tissue transplantation treatments for neurological disorders including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s diseases and stroke. I also worked on the aetiology and pathogenesis of the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. I have a particular interest in visual perception explored through neurophysiological and neuropsychological research and through painting. My current interest lies in aspects of cognitive psychology to be found in late nineteenth and early twentieth century books for children.

Research Interests

After reading for the Natural Sciences (biological) Tripos at Newnham (1968-1971), I studied for my PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. In 1977, I joined the Medical Research Council’s Scientific Staff and worked at the Clinical Research Centre, Northwick Park Hospital until 1994 and then at the Department of Psychology, Cambridge until 2005.