Dr Matthew Lennon is the 2020 Tim Fischer John Monash Scholar and the first to receive this prestigious scholarship. After recently completing his PhD at Oxford, he has returned to Wagga Wagga NSW with the intention of bringing improved dementia research, therapeutics and care back to Australia. Matthew is not only working on the miracle cure for Alzheimer’s dementia, but he is also working on the best methods of prevention. He believes that Australia will see an epidemic of cases in the next 30-40 years. Matthew’s research specifically focuses on how to mitigate this epidemic, one strategy being to manage high blood pressure.