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Dr Tim Wilkinson is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh and an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at NHS Lothian.

A previous MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow, Tim completed his PhD in dementia risk prediction in 2020. His research focuses on the use of routinely-collected health data (such as primary care or hospital admissions data) in epidemiological studies of dementia. Tim co-created the SAIL Dementia e-Cohort (SAIL-Dec, https://portal.dementiasplatform.uk/Home/SAILDementiaECohort), a 'virtual' cohort created from Welsh routine data, designed to facilitate epidemiological dementia research. 

After completing his neurology training, Tim completed a one year clinical and research fellowship in cognitive and movement disorders at the University of Toronto, Canada, under the supervision of Dr Mario Masellis and Dr Sandra Black.

Education/Academic qualification

Clinical Brain Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Predicting dementia: insights from routinely-collected health data, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 19 Oct 2020

Epidemiology, Postgraduate Diploma, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Award Date: 1 Nov 2019

Translational Medicine, Master of Science

Award Date: 1 Nov 2013

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 28 Jul 2010

Neuroscience, Bachelor of Science

Award Date: 31 Jul 2007

External positions

Honorary Consultant Neurologist, NHS Lothian


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