Dr Peters current work is focused on use of different antihypertensives, frailty and risk and benefit of treatment in the very elderly.
Between 2010 and 2012 Dr Peters was part of the core team setting up and developing the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (ICTU). ICTU was launched in 2010 and is a fully UKCRC registered trials unit.
Prior to 2010 she led the multinational HYpertension in the Very Elderly Trial Cognitve function (HYVET-COG) study and co-ordinated the main Hypertension in the Very Elderly [HYVET] trial. HYVET was an Imperial sponsored multinational double blind RCT which was rated ‘Trial of the year’ by the Society for Clinical Trials and an exceptional landmark in medicine(F1000) in 2008. The HYVET trial results have changed global guidelines for the use of antihypertensive treatment in older adults (>=80 years).
Research interests include risk factors for dementia, particularly cardiovascular risk factors and potential interventions to ameliorate or prevent cognitive decline and dementia.
et al., 2019, Exploiting Drug-Apolipoprotein E Gene Interactions in Hypertension to Preserve Cognitive Function: The 3-City Cohort Study, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, Vol:20, ISSN:1525-8610, Pages:188-+
et al., 2019, Subjective memory complaints and incident dementia in a high risk older adult hypertensive population., Age Ageing
Peters R, 2019, No clear relationship between antihypertensive class and cognitive function over 12 months in a cohort study of community-dwelling adults aged 80 and over., Ther Adv Chronic Dis, Vol:10, ISSN:2040-6223
et al., 2018, More evidence is needed. Iron, incident cognitive decline and dementia: a systematic review, Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease, Vol:9, ISSN:2040-6223, Pages:241-256
Anstey KJ, Peters R, 2018, Alcohol and dementia - risk or protective factor?, Nature Reviews Neurology, Vol:14, ISSN:1759-4758, Pages:635-636