Specialist Registrar in Neurosurgery at Cambridge University Hospitals
Appointed as Academic Clinical Fellow trainee in Radiology at University of Cambridge to start in August 2014
Thais is a medical doctor specialised in Neurology. Throughout her medical career she has developed an interest in research methodology most specifically in Statistics and Epidemiology. Her PhD focused on the role of white matter lesions in cognitively healthy individuals with subjective memory complaints. After relocating to the UK, she broadened her research interests in neuroimaging of brain tumours and dementias. She is about to start an Academic Clinical Fellowship training in Radiology at University of Cambridge where she will combine her research interests with becoming a Radiologist.
Thais has taught at under and post-graduate levels (Neurology, Statistics and Epidemiology) in Brazil and England. Between 2008 – 2010 she was Professor of Preventive Medicine at Sao Paulo Federal University, lecturing on Epidemiology and Statistics to medical undergraduates. She helped overhaul the Epidemiology and Statistics course to comply with the new Brazilian national curriculum for medical students. She also designed and delivered satellite courses on statistics for post-graduate students and neurology for health professionals.
At the University of Cambridge, Thais teaches Public Health to third-year medical students and Epidemiology and Statistics to MPhil students.
Thais supervises Neurology/Neuroscience and Human Communication Disturbances post-graduate students in Brazil.
Cera M, Ortiz K, Minett T. Speech and Orofacial Apraxias in Alzheimer’s Disease. Int Psychogeriatr. 2013;25(10):1679-85.
Rasmussen L, Delabio R, Horiguchi L, Mizumoto I, Terazaki CR, Mazzotti D, Bertolucci PH, Pinhel MA, Souza D, Krieger H, Kawamata C, Minett T, Smith MC, Payão SL. Association between interleukin 6 gene haplotype and Alzheimer’s disease: a Brazilian case-control study. J Alzheimers Dis. 2013;36(4):733-8.
Pedroso JL, Braga-Neto P, Felício AC, Minett T, Yamaguchi E, Prado LB, Carvalho LB, Dutra LA, Hoexter MQ, da Rocha AJ, Bressan RA, Prado GF, Barsottini OG. Sleep disorders in Machado-Joseph disease: A dopamine transporter imaging study. J Neurol Sci. 2013;324(1-2):90-3.
Braga-Neto P, Felicio AC, Hoexter MQ, Pedroso JL, Dutra LA, Alessi H, Minett T, Santos-Galduroz RF, da Rocha AJ, Garcia LA, Bertolucci PH, Bressan RA, Barsottini OG. Cognitive and olfactory deficits in Machado-Joseph disease: a dopamine transporter study. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2012;18(7):854-8.
Molloy S, Minett T, O’Brien JT, McKeith IG, Burn DJ. Levodopa use and sleep in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies. Mov Disord. 2009;24(4):609-12.
Minett T, Da Silva RV, Ortiz KZ, Bertolucci PH. Subjective memory complaints in an elderly sample: a cross-sectional study. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2008;23(1):49-54.
Minett TS, Dean JL, Firbank M, English P, O’Brien JT. Subjective memory complaints, white-matter lesions, depressive symptoms, and cognition in elderly patients. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2005;13(8):665-71.
Firbank MJ, Minett T, O’Brien JT. Changes in DWI and MRS associated with white matter hyperintensities in elderly subjects. Neurology. 2003;61(7):950-4.
Andrade DM, Ackerley CA, Minett TS, Teive HA, Bohlega S, Scherer SW, Minassian BA. Skin biopsy in Lafora disease: genotype-phenotype correlations and diagnostic pitfalls. Neurology. 2003;61(11):1611-4.
Minett T, Thomas A, Wilkinson LM, Daniel SL, Sanders J, Richardson J, Littlewood E, Myint P, Newby J, McKeith IG. What happens when donepezil is suddenly withdrawn? An open label trial in dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease with dementia. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2003;18(11):988-93.