Dr Katie French

BBiotech(adv)(hons) MBBS MSc (research) FRACP Senior Lecturer, University of Wollongong I graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2010 and completed specialist training within the Wollongong and South Coast area. I have been a staff specialist geriatrician in the Shoalhaven since 2019. I have a strong research background, with previous research focussing on molecular pathways that underpin dementia pathologies including Alzheimer’s disease. I endeavour to provide high quality and accessible specialist aged care services to the South Coast. My clinics provide a comprehensive approach to ageing with a focus on memory, maintaining function and maximising wellbeing in the elderly. I work closely with the University of Wollongong as a clinical academic. I have a passion for medical education, specifically ensuring that aged care has a presence on the curriculum into the future. My area of special interest is brain pathology secondary to repetitive head injury in sport, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and related dementia. My focus is on identification of potential symptoms of CTE syndrome in at risk individuals and endeavour to provide support, symptom management and research opportunities for retired elite and amateur sports people. Available Monday & Wednesday