Chris Butler studied medicine at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (1991-1994) and then at the University of Edinburgh (1994-1997). He conducted his PhD on the syndrome of transient epileptic amnesia under the supervision of Professor Adam Zeman. He worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Memory and Aging Center, University of California at San Francisco and moved to Oxford in 2009. He was awarded a Clinician Scientist fellowship from the Medical Research Council in 2013.
Training and qualifications
- PhD (Edin) 2009
- MSc (Edin) in Philosophy of Mind 2009
- MRCP (UK) 2001
- MB ChB (Edin) 1997
- MA (Cantab) 1995
PhD FRCP Edin
Memory loss is a disabling consequence of many common neurological disorders including dementia, stroke, epilepsy and head injury. A central goal of cognitive neuroscience is therefore to understand the relationships between memory and brain function, both in health and disease.
My research focusses on understanding the memory deficits experienced by patients with damage to the medial temporal lobes of the brain due to:
- limbic encephalitis
- Alzheimer's disease
Sources of funding
- MRC (2013-2018)
- NIHR (2009-2013)
- Wellcome Trust (2010-2013)
- Epilepsy Research UK (2010-2013)
Slow wave sleep and accelerated forgetting.
Atherton KE. et al, (2016), Cortex, 84, 80 - 89
Utility of testing for apraxia and associated features in dementia.
Ahmed S. et al, (2016), J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 87, 1158 - 1162
Memory Impairment at Initial Clinical Presentation in Posterior Cortical Atrophy.
Ahmed S. et al, (2016), J Alzheimers Dis, 52, 1245 - 1250
Subjective Cognitive Decline.
Tales A. et al, (2015), J Alzheimers Dis, 48 Suppl 1, S1 - S3
The Mini-Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination: a new assessment tool for dementia.
Hsieh S. et al, (2015), Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord, 39, 1 - 11