Dr Ben Underwood MA MBBS PhD MRCPsych CertMedEd

Ben Underwood

University position

Visiting reseacher

Departments

Department of Psychiatry

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

I am a consultant old age psychiatrist in Cambridge. I am interested in novel therapeutic approaches in dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease. I completed my PhD with David Rubinsztein looking at autophagy up-regulation as a therapeutic approach in Huntington's disease. Since leaving the lab I have sought to close the gap between promising lab results and clinical trials. I have been involved in a trial of an autophagy up-regulator in Huntington's disease and I am PI on a number of clinical trials in Alzheimer's disease. I am the clinical director of the Windsor research unit at Fulbourn hospital. This unit is dedicated to clinical studies in dementia. I am also the clinical lead for dementia, mental health and neurology for the clinical research network in the east of England and a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge Department of Psychiatry.

Research Focus

Keywords

dementia

alzheimers

huntington

autophagy

Clinical conditions

Alzheimer's disease

Cognitive impairment

Huntington's disease

Equipment

Metabonomics

Randomised control trials

Collaborators

Cambridge

Roger Barker

John O'Brien

David Rubinsztein

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