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Clive Ballard (United Kingdom)

United Kingdom

Clive Ballard is part of a growing team of outstanding dementia researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School, which is recruiting high-calibre academics and expanding educational programmes and student numbers. In the last year, the Medical School has reached the Leiden ranking’s world top 30 for the quality of its Health and Biomedical Science research, attracted a £10 million donation from the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation, launched a new Academy of Nursing and received permission to expand Medicine student numbers.

Clive is a world-renowned researcher who has led or co-authored well over 500 research papers. His main research specialisms are drug discovery, dementia prevention, improving care for people with dementia in residential homes, reducing prescribing of harmful antipsychotic drugs for people with dementia and researching more beneficial alternatives. He is also an expert in Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease Dementia, and is an advocate of better prescribing and treatment pathways to improve outcomes. Before joining Exeter, Clive held directorship roles at King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry and at the Alzheimer’s Society. He was pivotal in the successful campaign to overturn a NICE decision and make anti-dementia drugs available for people with dementia.



Last Updated: Wednesday 22 August 2018