What is your current role on AMYPAD?
I joined the AMYPAD Project in May 2017 as the Project Manager of the Edinburgh site, as part of the team lead by Prof Craig Ritchie. As the Project Manager, I coordinate the set-up and running of the Diagnostic and Patient Management Study (DPMS; WP3) and Prognostic and Natural History Study (PNHS; WP4) at the Edinburgh site. This involves preparing the submission package for the relevant regulatory approvals and ensuring that the Edinburgh site is ready to start recruiting participants when all approvals are in place.
What is your overall vision?
AMYPAD will identify how best amyloid imaging can be used as a diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease and will also improve our understanding of the natural history of the disease.
What do you find most challenging about the project?
AMYPAD is the largest collaborative project that I have ever been involved with and working with all the different parties involved has been challenging at times. However, working with such a large group of people with a range of expertise is also one of the best things about working on AMYPAD.