Researcher biography

Dr. Robert James Adam MA(Cantab) MBBS (London) MRCP(UK)(Neurology) PhD(UCL) FRACP

Neurologist trained in the US (NYU Medical Centre), UK (National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery in Queen Square, UCLH, Cambridge University Hospitals) and Australia (Royal North Shore and Westmead Hospitals, Sydney). I have subspecialty interests in cognition and movement disorders. I am also an enthusiastic medical educator. My PhD (UCL 2014) Thesis, "Dopamine and Oculomotor Decisions In Health & Disease", investigated the use of eye movement recordings during behavioral tasks to monitor decision making in patients with focal lesions, Parkinson's disease, impulse control disorders and healthy volunteers both under the influence and without the effects of dopaminergic modulators. I teach both undergraduates and medical graduates and have written chapters in medical textbooks.

My current research focuses on biomarkers of neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia (including Alzheimer's and Frontotemporal Dementia) and movement disorders (including Parkinson's Disease, related movement disorders and Huntington's Disease).