Professor Taylor is the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre lead for dementia and he is the Chief Investigator for the NIHR HTA COBALT trial which is investigating the benefits of memantine as an add-on therapy to cholinesterase inhibitors in dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease dementia.
Professor John-Paul Taylor MBBS(hons) MRCPsych PhD is an academic old age psychiatrist and Honorary Consultant at Newcastle University and Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. Professor John-Paul Taylor graduated with honors and distinction from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne having completed an intercalated MD PhD programme in 2001. He subsequently worked in the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital in London, before completing clinical academic training in Newcastle upon Tyne. In 2010 he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellowship and was appointed in 2019 as Professor of Translational Dementia Research at Newcastle University.
Professor John-Paul Taylor has published over 200 peer reviewed articles, numerous book chapters and has edited two books in the field of dementia and old age psychiatry. Dr Taylor’s research focuses the application of neuroimaging and neurophysiological approaches in understanding symptom aetiology in dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease dementia as well as developing better management approaches for people with Lewy body disease.
Clinically he leads a specialist Lewy body dementia clinic in Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.
Professor of Translational Dementia Research, Newcastle University Honorary Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear (CNTW) NHS Trust