Researcher biography

Ji Hyun (Julia) completed her PhD in 2020 at the Dementia & Neuro Mental Health Research Unit at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research and currently working as a postdoctoral research officer. Key areas of her current research focus are developing state-of-the-art neuroimaging analysis techniques related to emotional and cognitive dysfunctions in older persons and those with progressive neurodegenerative disease including Parkinson's disease and dementia.

Her primary research themes include:

1. Identification of markers and mechanisms of mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease

2. Neuroimaging biomarker and repurposed therapeutic discovery to reduce risk of dementia in Parkinson's disease

3. Understand the neurobiology of anxiety in ageing and its role in cognition.