Senior Investigator Profile

First NameJohn
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostProfessor of Old Age Psychiatry
DepartmentDepartment of Psychiatry
Telephone+44 (0)1223 760682
InstitutionUniversity of Cambridge
NHS TrustCambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameEast of England
Primary Research FieldPsychiatry - Old Age
Secondary Research FieldNeurology
BiographyProfessor John T O’Brien is Professor of Old Age Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, having previously been Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at Newcastle University. He is also a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences. His research interests include: the application of neuroimaging in old age psychiatry; dementia with Lewy bodies; the role of vascular factors in dementia and depression and clinical trials. He has published over 450 peer reviewed papers on these topics and is a member of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), British Association of Psychopharmacology and the European Federation of Neurological Sciences (EFNS) Dementia Guideline groups. He is Past President of the International College for Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology (ICGP). His other current roles include being Deputy Editor of International Psychogeriatrics, the National Specialty Dementia lead for the Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases (DeNDRoN) research network and Treasurer of the International Vas-Cog Society.

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