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

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 as a HEFCE Clinical Senior Lecturer at UCL and 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, oversee the dementia CSF diagnostic service, and sit on the DRC Executive, Research and Clinical Services Committees.

I have published over 180 Medline Referenced publications on a wide range of topics relevant to dementia, including editorials for Brain, Neurology, BMJ and Practical Neurology. I co-edited the Oxford Textbook of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia (with Masud Husain) -which won the 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 am Deputy Chair of the Advisory Council of the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART); Deputy Chair of the Association of British Neurologists (ABN) Cognitive Disorders Advisory Group; UK representative to the European Academy of Neurology Dementia panel; London representative to the ABN Research committee; and serve on the Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) Steering Group.

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, and serve on a Data Safety Monitoring Committee for Axon Neuroscience SE.

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Research Summary

I have a portfolio of translational clinical research in the dementia with particular interests in early and accurate diagnosis - incorporating MRI, amyloid and tau PET imaging and CSF 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 1946 Birth Cohort.

Teaching Summary

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a UCL Arena Senior Fellow. I lecture on the UCL Dementia and Clinical Neurology MSc, as well as nationally and internationally. I currently supervise 10 PhD students (4 primary), and am a PhD supervisor for the Leonard Wolfson Training Programme in Neurodegeneration and UCL EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training In Medical Imaging.

I serve 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 am training lead for the BRC Dementia Theme.

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