NIHR Senior Investigator
Brain Ageing and Stroke Theme Lead in the Newcastle BRC on Ageing
Diagnostics and Therapeutics Lead in the Newcastle BRU on Lewy Body Dementias.
I am a founding member of Newcastle University's Institute for Ageing and Health (IAH), a large inter-disciplinary research group spanning molecular mechanisms of cell ageing to clinical intervention studies. Our main research strategies centre upon longitudinal clinical assessment of patients with neurodegenerative disorders with follow up to death and request for brain autopsy. My own studies focused upon Lewy body disease have contributed to the development of globally used Consensus criteria for the clinical and pathological diagnosis and management of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and related disorders. I am a longstanding member of UK MRC CFAS www.cfas.ac.uk/ and have led several international multicentre trials of diagnostic and treatments agents.
Co-Director and Industry Lead for UK Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Clinical Research Network (DeNDRoN) www.dendron.org.uk/
Brain Ageing and Stroke Theme Lead NIHR Biomedical Research Centre on Ageing
Clinical Theme Lead, NIHR Biomedical Research Unit on Lewy Body Dementias
Lead for International Consortium on Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Lifetime Achievement Award 2008 UK Royal College of Psychiatrists
F Med Sci 2004
NIHR Inaugural Senior Investigator of the Faculty 2008- renewed 2012 -17