Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Professor Ian McKeith

Professor of Old Age Psychiatry

Background

CURRENTLY:

Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Newcastle University, UK

Theme Lead, Newcastle NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Lewy Body Dementias (2012- 2017) and Biomedical Research Centre in Ageing and Long-Term Conditions (2017 -   )

Hon. Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Newcastle North Tyneside and Northumberland Mental Health NHS Trust (1989 –

DLB International Consortium Lead 

PREVIOUSLY:

Director, UK National Institute of Health Research, Dementias and  Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN) (2004 - 2015)

Clinical Director, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University  (2007 – 2010)

I have 614 articles listed on Google Scholar with 42325 citations and H-Index 101.

http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=g89IITsAAAAJ&hl=en

Esteem Indicators

Bengt Winblad Lifetime Achievement Award 2015  US Alzheimer's Association

Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB) 2012

Lifetime Achievement Award 2008 UK Royal College of Psychiatrists

NIHR Inaugural Senior Investigator  2008

Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (F Med Sci) 2004

Research

Research Interests

I was 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. Within the IoN and NUIA 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 treatment agents.



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