Gurpreet is currently a PhD candidate and Research Assistant with the Centre for Health Brain Ageing (CHeBA) in the department of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales. Her work involves the identification of molecular biomarkers in the blood for the early detection and prognosis of vascular contributions to dementia (VCID). Furthermore, she is currently working on developing a method for the measurement of oxytocin in the blood for social cognition. Gurpreet is supervised by Scientia Professor Perminder Sachdev.
Gurpreet graduated with a dean's commendation in high achievement for her degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Queensland. She holds a MPhil in Medicine from the University of Sydney, where she utilised microscopy and 3D imaging to investigate the link between cerebrovascular disorders (microvascular dysfunction) and Alzheimer’s disease in human brain tissue. Prior to joining CHeBA, Gurpreet worked as a Manager (Outreach) and Lecturer in Life Sciences in Singapore, where she taught nursing students and led research projects on dementia collaborating with fellow Scientists.
Apart from her academic endeavours, Gurpreet holds active positions in various capacities. She serves as the Early Career Investigator Representative for the International Society of Vascular Behavioral and Cognitive Disorders (VasCOG) and oversees communications for an Elsevier journal, "Cerebral Circulation: Cognition and Behaviour."