Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Dr Elizabeta Mukaetova-Ladinska

Clinical Senior Lecturer/Consultant



Position: Senior Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, Institute for Ageing and Health, and Honorary Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust


BA(Hons) in Leadership and Management (Teeside University)

MCMI (Chartered Management Institute)

PhD (University of Cambridge)

MRCPsych (UK)

Diploma in Management (Gateshead College)

MMedSci (University of Skopje)

MD (University of Skopje)

Graduate Pianist (University of Skopje)

Roles and Responsibilities 

Honorary Consultant, Newcastle Older People's Liaison Psychiatry Team, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Associate Editor Age and Ageing

Associate Editor Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 

Associate Editor European Journal of Medicinal Plants

Academic Editor ISRN Pathology

Deputy Editor Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences

Review Editor Frontiers in Dementia 

Scientific Correspondent Vox Medici

Member Steering Group  Autism and Maturity project, National Autistic Society, London (UK)

Visiting Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School, University Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia


My academic interests are influenced both by my clinical and laboratory based educational and research background. I am driven by the objective of improving clinical outcomes from molecular and cellular discoveries, to the benefit of the patient.  This is reflected in my areas of academic interest that include:

(a)  understanding the molecular substrates underlying age-associated cognitive impairment in elderly, and how they are related to the development of the 2 major neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB);

(b)  developing biomarkers with high sensitivity and specificity to detect various forms of dementia, and their implementation in routine clinical setting with an aim to monitor the progression of the disease and treatment;

(c)   relating this knowledge to further neuropathological and neuobiochemical knowledge of ageing in neurodevelopmental disorders, such as ageing and neurodegeneration in Down syndrome and autism; and

(d)  relating the laboratory based knowledge of ethiopathogenesis of dementia and ageing to (i) clinical practice (neuropharmacology of cognitive impairment and behavioral problems in neurodegenerative diseases ,delirium and depression) and (ii) teaching old age psychiatry and medicine to undergraduate and postgraduate students, trainees and professionals.


Undergraduate Teaching

TSM module

MBBS stage 3 and 4 medical students

MBBS stage 2 SSC examiner 

MBBS stage 4 SSC examiner 

CMB1006 Timed assay examiner 

CMB3000 Laboratory projects

Postgraduate Teaching 

MRCPsych Course

BMS2014 Biology of Ageing 

What Makes a Good Poster?  

Postgraduate supervision of MD and PhD students (Newcastle University and Coimbra University, Portugal)

Internal and external PhD examiner