Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Helen Kain

Research Support Secretary


My role as a Research Support Secretary for the Institute of Neuroscience (IoN) is to provide comprehensive and professional administrative support to the Newcastle Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) and the Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases (DemaNDs) Research Group. I also provide secretarial support to Professor Alan Thomas, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality.


I provide support for the following research studies working with Dr Joseph Kane and Dr Paul Donaghy; 

  • I-MIBG in Dementia with Lewy bodies as a marker for sympathetic denervation (Pilot & Feasibility study) (MIDAS)
  • I-MIBG Scintigraphy Utility as a biomarker for Prodromal DEmentia with Lewy Bodies (SUPErB)
  • Identifying Predictors of dementia with Lewy bodies in People with Mild Cognitive Impairment (LewyPro)
  • AMyloid imaging for Phenotyping LEwy body dementia (AMPLE)