Neurodegeneration Informatics Laboratory

Tim rittman

Principal InvestigatorSenior Clinical Research Associate

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My interest lies in understanding how neurodegenerative disease progresses through the brain, in particular why neurodegenerative disease affect the brain in predictable patterns. To do this I develop computer models of disease processes using imaging, pathology and genetic data. I also have a strong interest in artificial intelligence and machine learning methods, and how they can be used in clinical practice, particularly in NHS memory clinics.

My clinical interest is in cognitive neurology. I am part of the Addenbrookes Memory clinic, I run the Disorders of Movement and Cognition Clinic for people with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Cortical Syndrome, and I run the Dementia Genetics clinics alongside Dr Simon Holden (geneticist) for families of people with genetic forms of dementia.

I am Specialty Lead for Neurodegeneration for the NIHR East of England Local Clinical Research Network, I am co-lead of the Deep Phenotyping for Dementia (DEMON) Network’s Imaging Working Group, and I am East of England Research Representative for the Association of British Neurologists.

I have an interest in public engagement with science through the arts as the scientific adviser to the Folkestone Festival of the Brain, and I am an adviser to the Steering Committee for the World Young Leaders in Dementia.

I am a fellow at Peterhouse where I am Clinical Director of Studies for Medicine.

Outside of medicine and academia, I attempt to maintain a selection of ageing 35mm and 110mm cameras, I can be heard playing the piano and the organ, and I play cricket very badly.

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