Prof Paul Matthews will be stepping down as Centre Director of the UK DRI at Imperial on 7 April 2024. As founding Director of the UK DRI at Imperial, Prof Matthews led a multidisciplinary team of 120+ researchers, focused on unravelling the mechanisms underpinning dementia and developing innovative treatments to correct these detrimental changes in the brain.
Since joining the UK DRI in 2017 when the Imperial Centre was first established, Prof Matthews has developed an exceptional research portfolio, including launching the pioneering Multi ‘Omics Atlas Project (MAP), led by Dr Johanna Jackson under Prof Matthews’ leadership. The project aims to create an ‘atlas’ of the brain at different stages of Alzheimer’s, and is set to rapidly improve our understanding of the processes that lead to people developing the condition. In addition to his role within the UK DRI, Prof Matthews is Head of the Department of Brain Sciences at Imperial, and Chair of the MRC Neurosciences and Mental Health Board.