Release: June 15, 2021
Nick Fox is a professor of Clinical Neurology, the director of the Dementia Research Centre at the University College London’s Institute of Neurology and a group leader in the U.K. Dementia Research Institute. He is also a consultant neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. His first degree was in physics and physiology at the University of Cambridge. He subsequently studied medicine at the University of London, specializing in cognitive neurology.
Fox runs a specialist cognitive disorders clinic and has long-standing clinical and research interests in younger-onset and familial dementias. He has been involved in dementia research for over 20 years, with particular interests in improving diagnosis and using imaging and other biomarkers to accelerate the search for effective therapies. Techniques that he developed to track disease progression using serial MRI have been used in more than 20 international clinical trials. He has contributed to a number of multimodal national and international longitudinal cohort studies in sporadic and familial Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
Fox has published over 450 papers and is a Web of Science Group highly cited researcher, ranking in the top 1% by citations. He is a member of the Alzheimer’s Society Research Strategy Council and was a member of the U.K. Prime Minister’s Dementia Research Champion’s Group. He received the 2017 Weston Brain Institute International Outstanding Achievement Award.