There are large differences between people in how they age. Some people have no apparent physical or mental decline when they get older, some develop mild forms of cognitive impairment and yet others develop dementia. CNSG is involved in a number of research projects to study cognitive ageing, from genetic studies on cognitive differences, cognitive decline and dementia to systems genomics approaches to discover biomarkers for ageing. We are a member of the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh. This Centre is directed by Professor Ian Deary with whom we have had a long-standing and productive research collaboration, centred around the Lothian Birth Cohorts.

Project members

Key Contacts

Professor Naomi Wray

Director, Centre for Population and Disease Genomics
Joint Appointment
Queensland Brain Institute
Professorial Research Fellow
Institute for Molecular Bioscience

Professor Peter Visscher

ARC Laureate Fellow - GL
Institute for Molecular Bioscience