Wendy Mayes

BA(Hons) Psychology, Grad Dip Appli Sci Botany.

Assistant Research Fellow

New Zealand Brain Research Institute, Christchurch

Currently I am working on the CT (Cognitive Testing) Study looking into the cognitive health of patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD). Using cognition and brain biomarker predictors from EEG and MRI baseline data along with memory and thinking sessions, we hope to determine why some patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment develop cognitive decline and others don't.


I have a background in Psychology and Botany and I have been involved in research over a significant number of years, both as an assistant research fellow and a research coordinator. Some of the projects I have been involved in are: The Genetics of Depression, Treatments for Bipolar Disorder, Treatments for Anxiety Disorder, The Prevalence of MS in New Zealand, and the Treatments for Non-Cardiac Chest Pain.


I have worked for the University of Otago, Christchurch, the Christchurch School of Medicine, the University of Canterbury and now the NZBRI.