Abbie Harris

BSc, MSc

PhD Student

New Zealand Brain Research Institute, Christchurch

PhD Student

Department of Psychology, Speech and Hearing, University of Canterbury, Christchurch

Working title: Parkinson’s disease: Longitudinal computerised cognitive testing.

 

My PhD will focus on computerised cognitive testing in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The general goal of the research is: (1) to establish the extent to which these tests correspond to standard (non-computerised) neuropsychological tests in PD conducted at baseline; (2) determine the rate of change in these tests over a 2-year period; (3) determine the association between computerised tests and selected resting-state EEG measures; and (4) determine the association between computerised tests and selected MRI measures (the primary anticipation is with limbic system measures, especially the hippocampus).