Brain Sciences


Virtual panel discussion: How is UCL meeting the dementia challenge?

19 May 2021, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm


UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences is hosting a panel discussion to mark the occasion of Dementia Action Week (17-23 May 2021).

This event is free.

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About this event

UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences is hosting a panel discussion to mark the occasion of Dementia Action Week (17-23 May 2021).

Dementia is one of the biggest global health problems facing society today and affects around 50 million people worldwide. Over the last two decades, there has been remarkable progress in understanding the human brain and the biology of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. However, despite this progress, there remains a lack of understanding of dementia and how to treat it effectively. 

Here we will show how UCL's flagship Dementia MSc is helping to meet the global dementia challenge - by focusing our world-leading research and expertise in dementia prevention, diagnosis and treatment to inspire and equip the next generation of international clinicians and scientists to solve the daunting challenge of finding a cure for dementia.

The panel discussion will also address the specific theme of Dementia Action Week - the impact of Covid-19 on people with dementia and the shortfall in the social care system, and how we are educating clinicians and researchers to tackle this.

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Our panel comprises distinguished academics, early career researchers and practitioners, as well as current students and alumni from our Dementia MSc programmes which are offered by the Division of Psychiatry and Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

Department of Mental Health of Older People, UCL Division of Psychiatry:

  • Professor Gill Livingstone, Professor of Psychiatry of Older People
  • Mr Moïse Roche, Alzheimer’s Society PhD Researcher and Dementia MSc alumnus
  • Ms Pat Brown, Admiral Nurse Research Fellow Dementia UK and current Dementia MSc student
  • Dr Jonathan Huntley, Wellcome Trust Clinical Career Development Fellow

UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology:

  • Professor Jason Warren, Professor of Neurology, Consultant Neurologist and MSc Co-Director
  • Dr Jen Agustus, Lecturer (Teaching) and MSc Co-Director
  • Professor Selina Wray, Professor of Molecular Neuroscience
  • Ms Saisha Patel, UCL PhD student at UCL Dementia Research Institute and Dementia MSc alumna
  • Dr Daniel Jiménez, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Department of Neurological Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile; Consultant Neurologist, Neurology Service, Hospital Salvador, Santiago, Chile, and Dementia MSc alumni


Dementia: Causes, Treatments and Research (Mental Health) MSc
Dementia: Causes, Treatments and Research (Neuroscience), MSc
UCL Dementia Strategy