Dr Dylan Williams
Dr Dylan Williams conducts molecular and genetic epidemiology to investigate the causes of neurovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. These manifest as major health problems in older individuals, including cerebral small vessel disease (a precursor to stroke and vascular dementia), Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. His research has also focused on the discovery and repurposing of therapeutics that could prevent or treat these conditions.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has served as a lead research fellow for the Longitudinal Health and Wellbeing National Core Study, investigating the causes and consequences of the pandemic, with a particular focus on the burden of long COVID in the population.
He also currently holds funding as a principal investigator to examine the roles of common infections in cerebrovascular and Alzheimer's diseases.