His research focuses on the regulation of tau phosphorylation, the search for genetic and other biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease and, building on these, on drug discovery and experimental medicine. Underpinning all these studies is the use of informatics - clinical informatics, bioinformatics and the challenges of extracting value from very large variable datasets.
He is the theme lead for informatics and digital health at the NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre, a new partnership between Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford University which aims to bring the best science to the complex problems of mental health and dementia. He is also a practising old age psychiatrist specialising in dementia detection, diagnosis and management.
I am thrilled and delighted to be honoured in this way. The past 25 years working in dementia research has been, and continues to be, the most fulfilling and rewarding experience and it has been the greatest of pleasures to work with superb scientists and students in my group and through collaboration; I am humbled by the excellence of their work and their dedication.
- Professor Sir Simon Lovestone
Professor Sir David Weatherall, FRCP, FRS, Regius Professor Emeritus of Clinical Medicine, Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College, and Honorary Fellow of Green Templeton College, is appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire for services to medicine.
Bernard Taylor, DL, Deputy Steward of the University and long time friend and supporter of the Medical Sciences Division, is appointed CBE for services to business, education and the arts.