Dr Claire   Burley
Post-Doc Fellow

Dr Claire Burley

PhD A Multimodal Investigation of Brain Health: Cerebral Blood Flow, Cognitive Performance and Quality of Life; University of Birmingham, UK

MSc Clinical Neuroscience; University College London, UK

BSc Psychology (with industrial placement, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust); Loughborough University, UK

medicine-health
Dementia Collaborative Res Ctr

Dr Burley is interested in healthy ageing, measures of brain health (e.g. MRI and Doppler imaging, neuropsychiatric, cognitive, and quality of life), changed behaviours, psychological symptoms, dementia risk factors, and improving care for people living with dementia, using person-centred, nonpharmacological approaches. She is particularly interested in better understanding how nonpharmacological approaches improve brain health and developing multicomponent approaches that are embedded within societies, ultimately leading to better quality of life for people living with dementia, on a large scale and in all settings.

Claire’s research group is focusing on assessment and better care for people living with dementia, including better understanding changing behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia. Her group are investigating the implementation of evidence-based approaches towards reducing behaviours and symptoms in aged care facilities, hospitals and the community. They are particularly interested in psychosocial approaches involving person-centred care. These include models of care, education and training, therapeutic approaches, physical activity, cognitive stimulation, music-based and multicomponent approaches. They are also undertaking qualitative research to find out the views and concerns of people living with dementia. Her group are also working on updating clinical practice guidelines and improving their dissemination and uptake.

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+61 (2) 9385 2609

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Dr Claire Burley
    Burley CV; Mullinger KJ; Thomas KN; Rendeiro C; Dehghani H; Lucas SJE, 2021, 'Imaging Cerebral Blood Flow for Brain Health Measurement', in Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology, Elsevier, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-819641-0.00157-2
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Claire Burley
    Burley CV; Francis ST; Whittaker AC; Mullinger KJ; Lucas SJE, 2021, 'Measuring resting cerebral haemodynamics using MRI arterial spin labelling and transcranial Doppler ultrasound: Comparison in younger and older adults', Brain and Behavior, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/brb3.2126
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Claire Burley
    Burley CV; Francis ST; Thomas KN; Whittaker AC; Lucas SJE; Mullinger KJ, 2021, 'Contrasting Measures of Cerebrovascular Reactivity Between MRI and Doppler: A Cross-Sectional Study of Younger and Older Healthy Individuals', Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2021.656746
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Claire Burley
    Gratton G; Weaver SR; Burley CV; Low KA; Maclin EL; Johns PW; Pham QS; Lucas SJE; Fabiani M; Rendeiro C, 2020, 'Dietary flavanols improve cerebral cortical oxygenation and cognition in healthy adults', Scientific Reports, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-76160-9
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Claire Burley
    Burley CV; Lucas RAI; Whittaker AC; Mullinger K; Lucas SJE, 2020, 'The CO2 stimulus duration and steady-state time point used for data extraction alters the cerebrovascular reactivity outcome measure', Experimental Physiology, vol. 105, pp. 893 - 903, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/EP087883
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Claire Burley
    Burley CV; Livingston G; Knapp MRJ; Wimo A; Norman R; Brodaty H, 2020, 'Time to invest in prevention and better care of behaviors and psychological symptoms associated with dementia', International Psychogeriatrics, vol. 32, pp. 567 - 572, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S104161022000037X
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Claire Burley
    Furlong RJ; Weaver SR; Sutherland R; Burley CV; Imi GM; Lucas RAI; Lucas SJE, 2020, 'Exercise-induced elevations in cerebral blood velocity are greater in running compared to cycling at higher intensities', Physiological Reports, vol. 8, pp. e14539, http://dx.doi.org/10.14814/phy2.14539
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Claire Burley
    Burley CV; Livingston G; Knapp MRJ; Wimo A; Norman R; Brodaty H, 2020, 'Time to invest in nonpharmacological interventions for behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia', Alzheimer's & Dementia, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/alz.042281
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Claire Burley
    Elhassan YS; Kluckova K; Fletcher RS; Schmidt MS; Garten A; Doig CL; Cartwright DM; Oakey L; Burley CV; Jenkinson N; Wilson M; Lucas SJE; Akerman I; Seabright A; Lai YC; Tennant DA; Nightingale P; Wallis GA; Manolopoulos KN; Brenner C; Philp A; Lavery GG, 2019, 'Nicotinamide Riboside Augments the Aged Human Skeletal Muscle NAD+ Metabolome and Induces Transcriptomic and Anti-inflammatory Signatures', Cell Reports, vol. 28, pp. 1717 - 1728.e6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2019.07.043
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Claire Burley
    Segaert K; Lucas SJE; Burley CV; Segaert P; Milner AE; Ryan M; Wheeldon L, 2018, 'Higher physical fitness levels are associated with less language decline in healthy ageing', Scientific Reports, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-24972-1
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Claire Burley
    Burley CV; Whittaker AC; Mullinger K; Lucas SJE, 2017, '[P1-610]: HIGHER AEROBIC FITNESS IMPROVES PERFORMANCE ON COGNITIVE TASKS AND MEASURES OF QUALITY OF LIFE: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY OF YOUNG AND OLD INDIVIDUALS', Alzheimer's & Dementia, vol. 13, pp. P529 - P530, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2017.06.626
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Claire Burley
    Burley CV; Mullinger K; Francis ST; Whittaker AC; Lucas SJE, 2017, '[IC-P-159]: A COMPARISON OF BRAIN IMAGING MODALITIES AND ANALYSIS APPROACHES FOR MEASURES OF CEREBROVASCULAR RESPONSIVENESS', Alzheimer's & Dementia, vol. 13, pp. P121 - P122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2017.06.2534
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Claire Burley
    Burley CV; Bailey DM; Marley CJ; Lucas SJE, 2016, 'Brain train to combat brain drain; focus on exercise strategies that optimize neuroprotection', Experimental Physiology, vol. 101, pp. 1178 - 1184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/EP085672
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Claire Burley
    Horne JA; Burley CV, 2010, 'We know when we are sleepy: Subjective versus objective measurements of moderate sleepiness in healthy adults', Biological Psychology, vol. 83, pp. 266 - 268, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2009.12.011
  • Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Claire Burley
    Lucas SJE; Thomas K; Wright RL; Ramsay JRE; Medwell AL; Burley CV, 2017, 'Effect Of Aquatic-treadmill Training On Cerebrovascular Function In Community-dwelling Stroke Survivors: A Pilot Study', in MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, Denver, CO, pp. 30 - 30, presented at Annual Meeting of the American-College-of-Sports-Medicine (ACSM), Denver, CO, 30 May 2017 - 03 June 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000516896.38375.33
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Claire Burley
    Burley CV; Mullinger KJ; Francis ST; Phillips AC; Lucas SJE, 2017, 'Assessing Cerebrovascular Responsiveness: Comparing Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging With Doppler Ultrasound', in MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, Denver, CO, pp. 825 - 825, presented at Annual Meeting of the American-College-of-Sports-Medicine (ACSM), Denver, CO, 30 May 2017 - 03 June 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000519215.31383.62

Awards

2021: Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) Travel Fellowship (Registration & accommodation)


2020: Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) Early Career Researcher Bursary (Invitation to present, registration)

2018: Birmingham College LES Travel Award (£500),
Physiological Society Travel Award (£500)

2017: Birmingham College LES Travel Award (£600),
Physiological Society Travel Award (£500)

2016: Guarantors of Brain Travel Grant (£1,000),
Physiological Society Travel Award (£500)

2015: U21 Travel Scholarship, UBC, Canada (£1,500),
Birmingham Travel Scholarship (£1,000),
Birmingham College LES Travel Award (£1,000),
Physiological Society Travel Award (£500)

2014: 3-year PhD Studentship, University of Birmingham

 

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Grants

2021: NHMRC DCRC World Class Research Grant - Associate Investigator, ~$600,000. Improving health outcomes, well-being and care for people living with dementia in a hospital setting

2018: Birmingham-Nottingham Strategic Collaboration Fund - Named Researcher, ~£38,000. Contrasting measures of cerebral haemodynamics between MRI (ASL, BOLD & PCA) and Doppler ultrasound (TCD, Duplex Doppler)

2016: Cambridge Cognition Research Grant - Doctoral Researcher. A multimodal investigation of brain health: cerebral blood flow, cognitive performance and quality of life

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