Professor John T O’Brien is Professor of Old Age Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, having previously been Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at Newcastle University, and leads the Old Age Psychiatry research team at the University of Cambridge. He is also a National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator and a Fellow of the 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 400 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.
Old Age Psychiatry Researchers
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