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Keeley Brookes

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Role

Keeley Brookes is a Lecturer in the School of Science & Technology, with expertise in genetics and genomics of complex disease.

Career overview

Keeley began her career with a BSc (Hons) degree in Genetics from the University of Leicester.  This was followed with a MSc in Gene and Environment Interplay and PhD in the Molecular Genetic of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder from Kings College London, graduating in 2006.

As a postdoctoral researcher Keeley worked at the Universities of St Andrews, Manchester and Nottingham over the last decade investigating a variety of complex diseases including Autism, Cleft Palate and Alzheimer's Disease using a range of methodologies.

Research areas

Keeley's research direction is now focused on neurodegeneration and assigning functional consequences to the polymorphisms associated with disease.

External activity

Keeley is a  member of the Alzheimer's Research UK (ARUK) Midlands Network Committee.