Dementia Research Centre
Nick Fox is Professor of Clinical Neurology at the Institute of Neurology,
UCL and visiting Professor at the Vrije University Amsterdam. He is Consultant Neurologist to The National Hospital for Neurology and
Neurosurgery London. His clinical interests are in young
onset and familial dementias. His research has focussed on using MRI in
Alzheimer's disease and related disorders to improve diagnosis and to
measure progression. He has developed techniques for registration-based
atrophy measurements from serial MRI. Using
these techniques he has shown that rates of cerebral atrophy predict
conversion to AD from mild cognitive impairment and that rates of
atrophy correlate with clinical decline. These techniques are now widely
used in longitudinal studies and clinical trials
in AD and in a number of other neurological conditions.
Cath Mummery is Associate Clinical Director in Neurology at NHNN and Clinical Lead for cognitive disorders at the Dementia Research Centre. She is a Consultant in cognitive neurology at NHNN, general neurology at Northwick Park Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Neurology. Her PhD as an MRC Clinical Training Fellow was on the effects of focal neurodegenerative disease (semantic dementia) on brain networks for semantic memory, combining functional imaging and neuropsychology. She leads on commercial clinical trials in dementias at DRC and is increasing trials activity in the Centre. She is a board member of the ABN cognitive neurology section. Her clinical research interests lie in potential disease modifying therapies in dementias and in the broader area of cognitive neurology.
Martin Rossor is Professor of Clinical Neurology at UCL
and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for
Neurology, Queen Square. He
established the specialist cognitive disorders clinic which acts as a
referral service for young onset and rare dementias. Clinical research
interests are in
neurodegenerative disease and particularly in familial disease. He is
Director of the National Institute of
Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network for Dementias and
Neurodegenerative Diseases (DeNDRoN), Director of the NIHR Queen Square
Dementia Biomedical Research Unit and President of the Association of
Jonathan Schott is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Neurology at UCL and Honorary Consultant Neurologist. He runs weekly cognitive and general neurology clinics. Dr Schott's research interests centre around the degenerative dementias, including genotype/phenotype correlations; young onset Alzheimer's disease; and imaging, CSF and other biomarkers for early diagnosis and as outcome measure for clinical trials. He also has an interest in the autoimmune encephalopathies.
Jason Warren is a Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Reader in Neurology. His research is directed toward the systems neuroscience of neurodegenerative disease, using complex sound (including environmental sounds, voices, speech and music) as a paradigm to understand the mechanisms and brain basis for impaired information processing in the dementias. This work employs a range of techniques including psychophysics, neuropsychology, structural and functional MRI. Dr Warren has broad clinical interests in the wider field of cognitive and behavioural neurology.
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