Professor Martin Orrell is Director of the Institute of Mental Health, a partnership between the University of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. He led the research to develop and evaluate Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) for dementia which is now established in NICE dementia guidance and in use in 35 countries. He has been awarded 7 major dementia care research grants totalling £17 million and has published 350+ academic papers. He has led the cross European DISTINCT and INDUCT EU funded Marie-Curie Innovative Training Networks. DISTINCT and INDUCT supported 30 early career researchers and PhD students developing and evaluating useful technology to improve dementia care. From 2009-2023 he was Chair of the UK Memory Services National Accreditation Panel (MSNAP). He is an NIHR Senior Investigator, President of the European Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, and a Board member of INTERDEM. He is Editor of the international journal Aging & Mental Health.