Institute for Ageing

Staff Profile

Dr Eugene Tang

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow


I completed my undergraduate and foundation training in Edinburgh before returning home to take up an Academic Clinical Fellowship position in General Practice. I have subsequently been awarded a NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship to complete a PhD. My research interests are around dementia and earlier diagnosis through risk prediction models in primary care to identify those at highest risk (including at-risk groups e.g. stroke-survivors) in order to receive timely diagnosis and subsequent treatment. Other interests include promoting academic general practice and international primary care. 


2006, BSc (Neurosciences), 1st Class Honours, University of Edinburgh

2009, MBChB, University of Edinburgh

2012, MSc (Surgical Sciences), Distinction, University of Edinburgh

2012, MRCSEd, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

2013, PGCert(ClinRes), Newcastle University

2014, PGDip(ClinRes) (Ageing), Distinction, Newcastle University

2017, MRCGP, Royal College of General Practitioners

Personal Awards

2006, Caroline Low Prize, University of Edinburgh

2014, General Practice Specialty Trainee Award, Royal College of General Practitioners

2014, Scientific Foundation Board Grant Holder (£996.88), Royal College of General Practitioners

2014, James Wilkie Smith PhD Fellowship, Newcastle University

2015 - 2020, Doctoral Research Fellowship (£241,436), NIHR

2016, WONCA Europe Scholarship (€1000), WONCA Europe

2016, Best Poster (International Category), Royal College of General Practitioners

2017, Junior Researcher Award, The Vasco da Gama Movement

Roles and Responsibilities

Salaried GP

Doctoral Research Fellow, National Institute for Health Research

GP Research Engagement Lead, (NIHR CRN North East and North Cumbria)

Previous Positions

South East Scotland Academic Foundation Programme Trainee, NHS Lothian

South East Scotland Core Surgical Trainee, NHS Lothian

Academic Clinical Fellow (General Practice), National Institute for Health Research

National Associate in Training, Northern Deanery Representative, Royal College of General Practitioners

Junior International Committee, Research Lead, Royal College of General Practitioners 

Academic General Practice StR, Northern Deanery

Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group Theme Lead: Dietary interventions for prevention of dementia in people with mild cognitive impairment, Cochrane

 RCGP's #ThinkGP campaign representative for academic primary care (

First5 Representative, (RCGP North East Faculty)

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2008, Year 3 and 5 Case-based Learning (Online Surgical Cases), University of Edinburgh

2008, Year 2 OSCE PAL, University of Edinburgh

2010, FY1 Prescribing Tutor, University of Edinburgh

2014, NSAMR, Invited Abstract and Poster Marker 

2015, MBBS, Marker

2016 Dementia Care: Staying Connected and Living Well - mentor     


Current Work

The aim of my PhD is to evaluate the accuracy of risk prediction models in those who have had a previous stroke as well as assessing the acceptability of translating these tools into clinical practice through qualitative research. 



British Journal of General Practice

Health Expectations


Stroke Association

Alzheimer's Research UK

Systematic Reviews

BMJ Case Reports