Dementia Research Centre


Consultant Neurologists


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 tertiary 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 British Neurologists.


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.


Jonathan Rohrer is an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at NHNN and an MRC Clinician Scientist at UCL. He has a weekly cognitive disorders clinic as well as a fortnightly general neurology clinic. His research is focused on frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and he co-ordinates the Genetic FTD Initiative, GENFI, a multicentre cohort study of presymptomatic genetic FTD. He also runs FTD UK, an annual scientific meeting of UK researchers who work in the FTD field, as well as a website dedicated to providing research updates to the general public about FTD: FTD talk.


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.