Biography

Michael is the Professor of Applied Dementia Research at the Norwich Medical School, the Associate Dean of Innovation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences as well as the Director of Aging Research in the Norfolk & Suffolk Mental Health trust.  His research focuses on improving diagnosis, disease progression tracking and symptom management in dementia.  His research group employs various research methodologies (clinical, cognition, neuroimaging and genetics) as well as disease interventions (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) for their research studies.  He is working in close collaboration with other scientists as well as old-age psychiatrists, neurologists, nurses, clinical psychologists and speech and language therapists approach dementia from a multi-disciplinary angle.

 

Michael is originally from Germany but gravitated soon to England where he did his PhD at University College London before working at Cambridge University.  He spent six years in Sydney (Australia) before returning to Cambridge and finally arriving at UEA in November 2015.  In his spare time he loves listening to Jazz, playing passionately - though badly - the violin and going running. 

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