Meet the Programme Committee for Alzheimer's Research UK's Clinical Conference 2023.
Dr Liz Coulthard
Dr Liz Coulthard is an associate professor in dementia neurology at the University of Bristol. She leads the ReMemBR group (Research into Memory, the Brain and Dementia) and runs a cognitive disorders clinic focusing on early, accurate diagnosis of dementia.
Dr Coulthard’s research looks at early markers of and interventions for Alzheimer’s disease. In particular, she investigates the relationship between long-term memory, sleep and Alzheimer’s disease with a view to developing interventions for sleep to help prevent decline and improve quality of life in prodromal and established Alzheimer’s.
Dr Chineze Ivenso
Dr Chineze Ivenso is a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Newport, Wales.
Dr Ivenso is passionate about developing memory assessment services which will provide accessible and outstanding mental health provision to patients and families.
Prof John-Paul Taylor
Prof John-Paul Taylor MBBS (hons) MRCPsych PhD is an academic old age psychiatrist and Honorary Consultant at Newcastle University and Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.
He graduated with honours and distinction from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne having completed an intercalated MD PhD programme in 2001. He subsequently worked in the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital in London, before completing clinical academic training in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In 2010, he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellowship and was appointed Professor of Translational Dementia Research at Newcastle University in 2019.
Prof Taylor has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, numerous book chapters and has edited two books in the field of dementia and old age psychiatry. His research focuses on the application of neuroimaging and neurophysiological approaches in understanding symptom aetiology in dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease dementia, as well as developing better management approaches for people with Lewy body disease. Clinically, he leads a specialist Lewy body dementia clinic in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom.
Prof Paresh Malhotra
Paresh Malhotra is an Academic Neurologist based in the Division of Neurology and Honorary Consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. His undergraduate training was in Oxford, and he subsequently carried out a PhD with Professor Masud Husain at Imperial and the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. Following this, he completed Specialist Training and a NIHR Clinical Lectureship in London, before a Visiting Scholarship to Sydney, with Professor Simon Lewis and Professor John Hodges.
Professor Malhotra's work focusses on the cognitive deficits that are caused by Neurological conditions such as stroke and neurodegenerative disease, and developing treatments for these disorders. In particular, he is interested in disorders of attention and memory, and the use of imaging techniques to understand how they are caused.