Dr Clare Tweedy

Dr Clare Tweedy


I achieved a PhD in Neuroscience from Newcastle University then moved to Leeds to work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuroscience in 2018. I am now employed as a Teaching Fellow within the School of Biomedical Sciences, teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate modules with a focus on Neuroscience.


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Research interests

My PhD explored hippocampal network dysfunction in models of alpha-synucleinopathy using electrophysiological and histochemical techniques. I then worked as a Research Fellow in Neuroscience exploring changes in cognition and brain function during ageing. I have experience in models of neurodegenerative disease, electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, behaviour, and standard biomedical techniques.

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  • PhD Neuroscience, Newcastle University (2014 - 2019)
  • MRes Neuroscience, Distinction, Newcastle University (2013 - 2014)
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences, First, Newcastle University (2010 - 2013)

Professional memberships

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2021)
  • British Neuroscience Association (2016 - present)
  • Physiological Society (2019 - present)

Research groups and institutes

  • Neuroscience