Dr Anna Jane Dreyer is a postdoctoral Research Associate working in the Cambridge Centre for Frontotemporal Dementia and the Cambridge Centre for Parkinson-Plus, within the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge. She is a Neuropsychologist interested in the role of social determinants in cognitive impairment and dementia outcomes and how to measure and diagnose cognitive impairment fairly and accurately in diverse and socioeconomically disadvantaged settings.
Anna completed her PhD in 2023 in the HIV Mental Health Research Unit based in the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her research area was cognitive impairment in people with HIV, with a focus on the measurement and diagnosis, contributing factors and the relationship to treatment adherence. She has contributed to several different projects investigating mental health, cognitive and functional outcomes in HIV, TB meningitis, and dementia. Anna’s current project involves investigating the role of socioeconomic inequalities in the dementia syndromes associated with frontotemporal lobar degeneration and Parkinson's disease, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) through the East of England Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) and Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre.