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Prof Jonathan Schott
Dementia Research Centre
Institute of Neurology
8-11 Queen Square
Tel: 020 3448 3553
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  • Professor of Neurology
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences

I graduated from St Mary's Hospital Medical School (First Class BSc 1993, MB BS with Honours in 1996), and studied Neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, and the Royal Free Hospital. I completed my MD at the Dementia Research Centre using MRI to track progression in Alzheimer's disease in 2004. I was appointed HEFCE Clinical Senior Lecturer at UCL & Honorary Consultant at UCLH in 2009; Reader in Clinical Neurology in 2004; and Professor of Neurology in 2007. 


I run a weekly multi-discliplinary Cognitive Disorders Clinic as part of the integrated Cognitive Disorders Service at Queen Square, and oversee the dementia CSF diagnostic service

I have published >330 papers on dementia and ageing. I co-edited the Oxford Textbook of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia - 2017 BMA Neurology Book of the Year - and authored the chapter on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias for the Oxford Textbook of Medicine. I have grant funding of >£50M, including >£10M as PI.


I am emeritus chair of the Advisory Council of the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART); Chair of the Association of British Neurologists (ABN) Cognitive Disorders Advisory Group; UK representative to the European Academy of Neurology Dementia panel; and serve on American Academy of Neurology Regional Conference Committee. I am Fellow of the EAN, Fellow of the AAN. 


I participated in the development and publication of European Guidelines for the co-prescription of cholinesterase inhibitors and Memantine in moderate-severe Alzheimer’s disease. I serve on a number of Pharmaceutical advisory boards.

In 2019 I was appointed as the inaugural Chief Medical Office to Alzheimer's Research UK, tEuope's biggest dementia research charity.

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Research Summary

I undertake translational clinical research in ageing and the dementias with particular interests in early and accurate diagnosis - incorporating MRI, amyloid and tau PET imaging, and CSF and blood biomarkers - and in identifying the genetic and life course contributions to Alzheimer's disease. I led an international study to investigate the genetics of Posterior Cortical Atrophy, the visual variant of Alzheimer's disease. I lead Insight 46, a major longitudinal study to detect prodromal dementia in 500 members of the MRC National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD) 1946 Birth Cohort, and co-lead the mental ageing programme of the wider NSHD cohort.

Teaching Summary

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a UCL Arena Senior Fellow and a UK Council for Graduate Education Recognised Research Supervisor

I lecture on the UCL Dementia and Clinical Neurology MSc, as well as nationally and internationally. 


I have supervised 16 students who have completed their PhDs (7 as primary), and currently supervise 9 PhD students (2 primary). I am a named supervisor for the Leonard Wolfson Training Programme in Neurodegeneration and UCL EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training In Medical Imaging.


I have served on the Standard Setting Committee for the Royal College of Physicians Neurology Specialist Certificate Examination. I was training lead for the UCL NIHR Queen Square Dementia Biomedical Research Unit, and as training lead for the BRC Dementia Theme.



APR-2009 HEFCE Clinical Senior Lecturer Neurodegenerative Disease Institute of Neurology, UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2017   ATQ04 - Recognised by the HEA as a Senior Fellow University College London
2004   Doctor of Medicine University College London
1993   Bachelor of Science (Honours) Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
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