Tia Cummins – Frayed Nerves & the Cognitive casualties of war
Tia is a neuroscientist, specialising in military mental health. Tia recently completed her PhD at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health, investigating the effects of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder on Alzheimer’s disease in Australian Vietnam war veterans. For this project, Tia investigated diminished brain function and evidence of Alzheimer’s disease in veterans using a combination of neuroimaging, neuropsychological and psychiatric assessment, and genotyping. Having served in the British Army for three years, Tia is passionate about military mental health and understanding the signature wounds of warfare. Tia is now working with the EPIcentre to develop a new treatment for PTSD using VR.