Tamlyn Watermeyer

ARC Dementia Fellow


Tamlyn is a research neuropsychologist that specialises in cognitive impairment and psychiatric symptoms associated with Neurodegenerative conditions, such as Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Her work spans epidemiology (with an interest in identifying biological, psychological, and social determinants for developing dementia); experimental (developing and adapting novel cognitive assessment for early detection of cognitive signs or impairment, with a focus on cross-cultural adaption and inclusive codesign for diverse communities) and interventional (assessing effects of treatments in preventing, delaying or mitigating the effects of dementia and/or supporting cognitive health and performance).

Project Summary

Tamlyn’s current projects focus on involving under-represented at-risk dementia populations, such as people with Learning Disabilities and Global Majority individuals (ethnic minorities), in Brain Health and Dementia Research and Care. Her main project will explore the use of digital technologies to screen, monitor and support cognitive and brain health in Learning Disabilities. Through codesign with the community, she is developing a suite of cognitive assessments to assess early cognitive change in people with Down Syndrome and other Learning Disabilities and will pilot these to assess feasibility, appropriateness, and engagement. The ultimate goal of her work is to enable these communities to equally benefit from innovations gained in the broader Alzheimer’s disease space, reducing inequitable access to research and care opportunities.

Areas of interest 

  • Neuropsychology
  • Cognitive & digital assessment
  • Biomarkers
  • Health inequalities
  • Under-represented populations


Get in touch

Email:  [email protected]
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8232-5305