Dr John-Paul Taylor
Clinical Senior Lecturer/Consultant

Introduction 

Position: Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow, Institute for Ageing and Health, and Honorary Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust 

Roles and Responsibilities

Clinical Lead for specialist Lewy body disease clinic at Northumbria Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust 

Royal College of Psychiatrists Examinations Panel Member

F1000 associate member 

Qualifications and Memberships

 MBBS(hons) PhD MRCPscyh 

 

My current research interests include:

  • Understanding the neurobiological basis for cognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms in Lewy body dementias including cognitive fluctuations and visual hallucinations (sponsor: O'Brien JT)
  • The application of novel neuroimaging and neurophysiological techniques in dementia
  • The clinical characterisation of visual hallucinations
  • Understanding the dynamic interaction between vision and cognition (collaborators: Clarke M; Collerton D; Mosimann U).

Previous Funding 

  • Newcastle HealthCare Charity £49K (2007) "A Novel Study Investigating Visual Cortex Function in Dementia with Lewy Bodies using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and MR Imaging". (Co-applicant with O'Brien JT) 
  • Alzheimer’s Research Trust £29K (2008) "An fMRI compatible visual perception test battery for demented patients". (Co-applicant with Mosimann U;O'Brien JT; McKeith IG)  
  • Wellcome Starter Grant £22K (2009) "A Novel Study Investigating Visual Cortex Function in Dementia with Lewy Bodies using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and MR Imaging". (Principal applicant)

Current Funding

  • Wellcome Intermediate Clinical Fellowship £573K (2010) "Investigating attentional function and cognitive fluctuations in Lewy body disease: a functional magnetic imaging and electrophysiology study" also known as CATFieLD study. (Principal applicant. Sponsor O'Brien JT)
  • Alzheimer`s Research UK PhD studentship £96K (2011) "Investigating Attentional Function and Cognitive Fluctuations in Lewy Body Disease". (Principal applicant with Graziadio S and O'Brien JT) 

    I teach on the undergraduate biomedical sciences course and postgraduate MRCPsych course. In addition I also teach medical students (Stage III and Stage IV).