Dr. Ruth Peters

Dr Ruth Peters

Senior Research Scientist

PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Conjoint Senior Lecturer, UNSW

+61 2 9399 1015

About Dr. Ruth Peters

Dr Peters works to develop our understanding of the risk factors which increase our risk of cognitive decline and dementia and the ways in which we might act to reduce this risk. Alongside leading teams delivering high profile evidence synthesis work in the area of dementia risk reduction she has a particular interest in hypertension and in the treatment of hypertension in older adults. She was the cognitive function lead for the award winning multinational Hypertension in the Very Elderly Trial (HYVET, HYVET -COG) and both her work in hypertension and evidence synthesis are cited widely in the academic literature and by guidelines.

Dr Ruth Peters’ Air Pollution and Dementia Research Featured on BBC World News