Ian McKeith is Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at Newcastle University. His dementia research career has included clinico-pathological brain banking studies, population based epidemiology, biomarker development and clinical trials. His current work based in the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre has a focus on diagnostics and novel therapeutics for Lewy Body dementia.
From 2005-2015 he was Director of the UK National Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN). He is an NIHR Senior Investigator, founding President of the Lewy Body Society national charity and a member of several international editorial and advisory boards.
He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2008, and from the American Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in 2015. In 2018 he received the European Grand Prix from the French Alzheimer Research Foundation.
Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Newcastle University; Honorary Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland Mental Health NHS Trust; DLB International Consortium Theme Lead