Dr Eugene Tang
NIHR Clinical 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
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
Doctoral Research Fellow, National Institute for Health Research
GP Partner (Seaton Park Medical Group)
GP Research Engagement Lead, (NIHR CRN North East and North Cumbria)
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 (http://www.rcgp.org.uk/training-exams/becoming-a-gp/think-gp.aspx)
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
Alzheimer's Research UK
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
- Tang EY, Birdi R, Robinson L. Attitudes to diagnosis and management in dementia care: views of future general practitioners. International Psychogeriatrics 2018, 30(3), 425-430.
- Tang E, Amiesimaka O, Harrison SL, Green E, Price C, Robinson L, Siervo M, Stephan B. Longitudinal Effect of Stroke on Cognition: A Systematic Review. Journal of the American Heart Association 2018, 7(2), e006443.
- Modi RN, Chapman L, Gajria C, Tang EYH. 'The best laid schemes o' mice an' men': a workshop to teach the application of evidence based medicine in low- and middle-income countries. Education for Primary Care 2018, 5, Epub ahead of print.
- Petrazzuoli F, Vinker S, Koskela TH, Frese T, Buono N, Soler JK, Ahrensberg J, Asenova R, Foguet-Boreu Q, Peker GC, Collins C, Hanzevacki M, Hoffmann K, Iftode C, Kurpas D, LeReste JY, Lichtwarck B, Petek D, Pinto D, Schrans D, Streit S, Tang EYH, Tatsioni A, Torzsa P, Unalan PC, vanMarwijk H, Thulesius H. Exploring dementia management attitudes in primary care: a key informant survey to primary care physicians in 25 European countries. International Psychogeriatrics 2017, (ePub ahead of Print).
- Tang EYH, Price C, Stephan BCM, Robinson L, Exley C. Gaps in care for patients with memory deficits after stroke: Views of healthcare providers. BMC Health Services Research 2017, 17, 634.
- Bridgwood B, Park J, Hawcroft C, Kay N, Tang E. International exchanges in primary care—learning from thy neighbour. Family Practice 2017, (ePub ahead of Print).
- Tang EYH, Robinson L, Stephan BCM. Risk Prediction Models for Post-Stroke Dementia. Geriatrics 2017, 2(3), 19.
- Bridgwood B, Willoughby H, Attridge M, Tang EYH. The Value of Exchange Programs for Early Career Family Doctors. Education for Primary Care 2017, 28(4), 232-236.
- Harrison SL, Tang EY, Keage HA, Taylor JP, Allan L, Robinson L, Jagger C, Rockwood K, Stephan BC. A Systematic Review of the Definitions of Vascular Cognitive Impairment, No Dementia in Cohort Studies. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders 2016, 42(1-2), 69-79.
- Tang EYH, Fox H, Gajria C, Modi R. Challenges facing early career primary care researchers across Europe. Education for Primary Care 2016, 27(5), 425-426.
- Stephan BC, Tang E, Muniz-Terrera G. Composite Risk Scores for Predicting Dementia. Current Opinion in Psychiatry 2016, 29(2), 174-180.
- Fowkes R, Byrne M, Sinclair H, Tang E, Kunadian V. Coronary artery disease in patients with dementia. Coronary Artery Disease 2016, 27(6), 511-520.
- Tang EYH, Burn D, Taylor JP, Robinson L. Dementia with Lewy Bodies: The Emerging Role of Primary Care. European Journal of General Practice 2016, 22(1), 53-57.
- Tang EYH, Fox H, Gajria C, Welsh VK, Mehrotra A. Development of an audit toolkit for use in resource-poor countries. Education for Primary Care 2016, 27(1), 79-80.
- Fox H, Tang EYH. GP attitudes to migrant health care across Europe. British Journal of General Practice 2016, 66(647), 313-313.
- Tang EYH, Harrison S, Errington L, Gordon MF, Visser PJ, Launer L, Novak G, Dufouil C, Siervo M, Robinson L, Stephan BCM. Current Developments in Dementia Risk Prediction Modelling: An Updated Systematic Review. PLoS One 2015, 10(9), e0136181.
- Robinson L, Tang E, Taylor JP. Dementia: timely diagnosis and early intervention. BMJ 2015, 350, h3029.
- Tang EYH, Harrison SL, Albanese E, Gorman TJ, Rutjes AWS, Siervo M, Stephan B. Dietary Interventions for Prevention of Dementia in People with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, (10), CD011909.
- Tang EYH, Brayne C, Albanese E, Stephan BCM. Mild Cognitive Impairment Definitions: More Evolution than Revolution. Neurodegenerative Disease Management 2015, 5(1), 11-17.
- Tang EYH, Robinson L. Opportunities in Academic Primary Care. InnovAIT 2015, 8(7), 441-443.
- Tang EYH. Academic Primary Care: An Oxymoron?. Education for Primary Care 2014, 25(4), 184-185.
- Harrison S, Ding J, Tang EYH, Siervo M, Robinson L, Jagger C, Stephan BCM. Cardiovascular Disease Risk Models and Longitudinal Changes in Cognition: A Systematic Review. PLoS One 2014, 9(12), e114431.
- Tang EYH, Robinson AL. Dementia and primary care: Views of future general practitioners. Education for Primary Care 2014, 25(6), 360-361.
- Tang EYH, Robinson AL. Dementia: Identification and Primary Care Management. In: Mental Health and Older People - A Guide for Primary Care Practitioners. Springer, 2014. In Press.
- Blackmur JP, Tang EYH, Dave J, Simpson AHRW. Use of Broth Cultures Peri-Operatively to Optimise the Microbiological Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Implant Infections. The Bone and Joint Journal 2014, 96-B(11), 1566-1570.
- Tang EYH, Robinson AL. Helping People to Live Well with Dementia. InnovAIT 2013, 6(12), 754-62.