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Tavia evans

Dr. Tavia Evans


I have a background in psychology, epidemiology and neuroscience with a focus on neuroimaging in ageing. Whilst completing my Psychology BSc at Cardiff university I undertook placements at Kings College London and Whitchurch psychiatric hospital. Following from this I enrolled in a Neuroscience PhD programme at Kings College London and moved to Rotterdam to conduct observational research within the Epidemiology and Radiology departments. Whilst completing my PhD I took part in the MSc in Clinical Epidemiology at Erasmus MC. During these programmes I investigated the role of neuroimaging markers at varying levels of specificity within the prediction of disease and cognitive decline.

I am a post-doctoral researcher within the Precision Epidemiology group working with Hieab Adams. My main focus is on neuroimaging of neurodegeneration and I am the chief of image analysis within the UNITED consortium, a large global neuroimaging consortium focusing on neurodegeneration. Alongside this I work within the CHARGE consortium within the neuroworking group. I am also investigating the use of deep learning in neuroimaging to predict incidental findings and the measurement of facial morphology in relation to brain structure and cognition.


  • Postdoctoral researcher, departments of Clinical Genetics and Radiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Chief image analysis, the UNITED consortium


  1. Sargurupremraj, M, Suzuki, H, Jian, X, Sarnowski, C, Evans, TE, Bis, JC, Eiriksdottir, G, Sakaue, S, Terzikhan, N, Habes, M, Zhao, W, Armstrong, NJ, Hofer, E, Yanek, LR, Hagenaars, SP, Kumar, RB, van den Akker, EB, McWhirter, RE, Trompet, S, Mishra, A, Saba, Y, Satizabal, CL, Beaudet, G, Petit, L, Tsuchida, A, Zago, L, Schilling, S, Sigurdsson, S, Gottesman, RF, Lewis, CE, Aggarwal, NT, Lopez, OL, Smith, JA, Valdés Hernández, MC, van der Grond, J, Wright, MJ, Knol, MJ, Dörr, M, Thomson, RJ, Bordes, C, Le Grand, Q, Duperron, MG, Smith, AV, Knopman, DS, Schreiner, PJ, Evans, DA, Rotter, JI, Beiser, AS, Maniega, SM, Beekman, M, Trollor, J, Stott, DJ, Vernooij, MW, Wittfeld, K, Niessen, WJ, Soumaré, A, Boerwinkle, E, Sidney, S, Turner, ST, Davies, G, Thalamuthu, A, Völker, U, van Buchem, MA, Bryan, RN, Dupuis, J, Bastin, ME, Ames, D, Teumer, A, Amouyel, P, Kwok, JB, Bülow, R, Deary, IJ, Schofield, PR, Brodaty, H, Jiang, J, Tabara, Y, Setoh, K, Miyamoto, S, Yoshida, K, Nagata, M, Kamatani, Y, Matsuda, F, Psaty, BM, Bennett, DA, De Jager, PL, Mosley, TH, Sachdev, PS, Schmidt, R, Warren, HR, Evangelou, E, Trégouët, DA, International Network against Thrombosis (INVENT) Consortium, International Headache Genomics Consortium (IHGC), Ikram, MA, Wen, W, DeCarli, C, Srikanth, VK, Jukema, JW, Slagboom, EP, Kardia, SLR, Okada, Y, Mazoyer, B, Wardlaw, JM, Nyquist, PA, Mather, KA, Grabe, HJ, Schmidt, H, Van Duijn, CM, Gudnason, V, Longstreth, WT Jr, Launer, LJ, Lathrop, M, Seshadri, S, Tzourio, C, Adams, HH, Matthews, PM, Fornage, M, Debette, S(2020)Cerebral small vessel disease genomics and its implications across the lifespan. Nat Commun 11 (1):6285.
  2. Vilor-Tejedor, N, Operto, G, Evans, TE, Falcon, C, Crous-Bou, M, Minguillón, C, Cacciaglia, R, Milà-Alomà, M, Grau-Rivera, O, Suárez-Calvet, M, Garrido-Martín, D, Morán, S, Esteller, M, Adams, HH, Molinuevo, JL, Guigó, R, Gispert, JD, ALFA Study(2020)Effect of BDNF Val66Met on hippocampal subfields volumes and compensatory interaction with APOE-ε4 in middle-age cognitively unimpaired individuals from the ALFA study. Brain Struct Funct 225 (8):2331-2345.
  3. Shin, J, Ma, S, Hofer, E, Patel, Y, Vosberg, DE, Tilley, S, Roshchupkin, GV, Sousa, AMM, Jian, X, Gottesman, R, Mosley, TH, Fornage, M, Saba, Y, Pirpamer, L, Schmidt, R, Schmidt, H, Carrion-Castillo, A, Crivello, F, Mazoyer, B, Bis, JC, Li, S, Yang, Q, Luciano, M, Karama, S, Lewis, L, Bastin, ME, Harris, MA, Wardlaw, JM, Deary, IE, Scholz, M, Loeffler, M, Witte, AV, Beyer, F, Villringer, A, Armstrong, NJ, Mather, KA, Ames, D, Jiang, J, Kwok, JB, Schofield, PR, Thalamuthu, A, Trollor, JN, Wright, MJ, Brodaty, H, Wen, W, Sachdev, PS, Terzikhan, N, Evans, TE, Adams, HHHH, Ikram, MA, Frenzel, S, Auwera-Palitschka, SV, Wittfeld, K, Bülow, R, Grabe, HJ, Tzourio, C, Mishra, A, Maingault, S, Debette, S, Gillespie, NA, Franz, CE, Kremen, WS, Ding, L, Jahanshad, N, ENIGMA Consortium, Sestan, N, Pausova, Z, Seshadri, S, Paus, T, neuroCHARGE Working Group(2020)Global and Regional Development of the Human Cerebral Cortex: Molecular Architecture and Occupational Aptitudes. Cereb Cortex 30 (7):4121-4139.
  4. Adams, HHH, Evans, TE, Terzikhan, N(2019)The Uncovering Neurodegenerative Insights Through Ethnic Diversity consortium. Lancet Neurol 18 (10):915.
  5. Hartopp, N, Wright, P, Ray, NJ, Evans, TE, Metzler-Baddeley, C, Aggleton, JP, O'Sullivan, MJ(2018)A Key Role for Subiculum-Fornix Connectivity in Recollection in Older Age. Front Syst Neurosci 12 :70.
  6. Evans, TE, Adams, HHH, Licher, S, Wolters, FJ, van der Lugt, A, Ikram, MK, O'Sullivan, MJ, Vernooij, MW, Ikram, MA(2018)Subregional volumes of the hippocampus in relation to cognitive function and risk of dementia. Neuroimage 178 :129-135.
  7. Evans, TE, O'Sullivan, MJ, de Groot, M, Niessen, WJ, Hofman, A, Krestin, GP, van der Lugt, A, Portegies, ML, Koudstaal, PJ, Bos, D, Vernooij, MW, Ikram, MA(2016)White Matter Microstructure Improves Stroke Risk Prediction in the General Population. Stroke 47 (11):2756-2762.
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Head size and cancer share genetic pathways
BDNF gene variants and hippocampal subfields
Telorism data processed for 35.000 scans
Acceptance abstracts to ESHG 2019
Partha Haldar submits grant for UNITED consortium extension in India
Literature of all published imaging studies in neurodegeneration research
Submission of three abstracts to ESHG
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