Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean (University of Exeter Medical School)

Professor Clive Ballard 

Clive Ballard joined the University Exeter as Executive Dean and Pro-Vice-Chancellor on 2 November 2016. He was previously Professor of Age Related Disease and Director the Biomedical Research Unit for Dementia at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. He leads a diverse programme of research ranging from basic science and post-mortem studies to drug discovery and clinical trials focusing on Alzheimer’s disease and non-Alzheimer dementias. He has published more than 500 peer review papers, including key meta-analyses systematic reviews and clinical trials published in New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Lancet Neurology, Nature and BMJ related to brain training, treatment of psychosis, agitation, depression and pain in neurodegenerative disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, vascular dementia and the treatment of dementia in people with Down syndrome. Key interests include neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia, clinical trials of drug and non-drug therapies, genome wide association studies, non-Alzheimer dementias and online intervention studies.

Clive's role as Dean of the Medical School builds on the fantastic foundation we have at Exeter to further develop university, NHS, commercial and charity partnerships. His vision is to enhance our reputation worldwide as a top university that delivers cutting edge research and teaching, including world class research that transforms the lives of people with dementia.