BSc (Hons), MSc
Matthew Downer is a medical student in his home province at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador (MUNL), currently on leave to complete a DPhil in NDCN as a Rhodes Scholar (NL & Brasenose, 2019). Matthew’s work has stemmed from his personal experience with family members living with cerebrovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. Matthew’s research during his BSc in neuroscience and medical training focused on recovery and healthy ageing in older adults living with multiple sclerosis and post-stroke. At Oxford, he first completed an MSc in Global Health & Epidemiology before starting his DPhil in NDCN. Based at the Wolfson Centre for the Prevention of Stroke and Dementia, his DPhil aims to better understand how multimorbidity influences the risk of various outcomes following TIA or stroke in older adults.