Assoc Prof Kay Double is a Principal Research Fellow and NHMRC Senior Research Fellow heading a research group investigating the neurochemistry of neurodegenerative disorders, with a particular focus on Parkinson’s disease. Her research aims to understand why only certain selective neurons are vulnerable to these diseases. She has strong interests in developing improved diagnostic methods for neurodegenerative diseases and understanding the regulation of stem cells in the healthy and diseased brain. Assoc Prof Double teaches at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the University New South Wales and hosts Australian and international undergraduate and graduate students completing research projects in her laboratory. She has extensive national and international collaborations and also teaches at the University of Würzburg, Germany where she holds the postdoctoral degree of the Habilitation.