I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Gallacher group. My research interests include: (1) vascular contributions to later-life cognitive and mental health, (2) physical-mental multimorbidity, and longitudinal modelling of later-life cognitive and mental health trajectories. My current work focuses on examining the effects of early-life adversity on later-life cognitive and mental health outcomes.
Prior to joining the group, I completed a PhD in Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales, Australia, during which I explored genetic, environmental and epigenetic influences on late-life depression. I also held part-time research positions during my PhD candidature, which involved conducting interviews and neuropsychological testing with older adults, and contributing to several dementia knowledge translation projects.
Disparities in the excess risk of mortality in the first wave of COVID-19: cross sectional study of the English sentinel network.
de Lusignan S. et al, (2020), J Infect
Sex differences in interrelationships between arterial stiffness, carotid intima-media thickness, white matter hyperintensities, depression and cognition: A UK Biobank study
Tsang RSM. et al, (2019)
The Kids Insight into Dementia Survey (KIDS): development and preliminary psychometric properties.
Baker JR. et al, (2018), Aging Ment Health, 22, 947 - 953
Systematic review and meta-analysis of genetic studies of late-life depression.
Tsang RSM. et al, (2017), Neurosci Biobehav Rev, 75, 129 - 139
The risk relationship between depression and CVD during ageing
Reppermund S. and Tsang RSM., (2016), Cardiovascular Diseases and Depression: Treatment and Prevention in Psychocardiology, 23 - 36