Kay Double is Professor of Neuroscience at the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney where she heads the Neurodegeneration Research Laboratory.
Kay holds a PhD, and the international degree of the Habilitation, in neurochemistry.
Her work focuses on cellular mechanisms for neuronal vulnerability in neurodegenerative disorders of movement and dementia.
Her recent work focuses on the roles of altered biometal homeostasis and metalloprotein structure and function in neurodegeneration, particularly in Parkinson disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis where her team have identified a shared disease-associated pathway. Her ultimate aim is to develop disease-modifying interventions which can slow or stop these disease processes.
Her approach is multidisciplinary and highly collaborative nationally and internationally.