Current CV correct as of 1 July 2016





Queen’s Scholar MA PhD MB BChir (all Cambridge) MRCP(UK) LLB(Hons) LLM(with commendation) MBA DipPGL



Date of birth: 18 June 1974

Physically disabled as of 1 June 2007


Regulated by both the Solicitors Regulation Authority [443548] and the General Medical Council [6031288] currently fully registered with a full license to practise.



LinkedIn profile:


Twitter: @dr_shibley, @dementiasoc, @dementiarights


Correct as of July 1st, 2016.





BPP LAW SCHOOL, HOLBORN January 2012 – June 2013

Legal Practice Course (Pass) Scholarship


(pass mark necessary = 50; core practice areas: litigation (civil and criminal) 62%, business law and practice 59%; property law and practice 50%; elective subjects: commercial law and intellectual property 55%, advanced commercial litigation 53%; employment law 63%; core skills: writing PASS, practical legal research PASS, advocacy PASS, interviewing and assessing PASS, tax PASS, solicitors accounts 61%, professional conduct and regulation 50%, advocacy PASS, wills and administration of estates 80%, writing PASS).


BPP BUSINESS SCHOOL, THE CITY January 2011 – January 2012

Master of Business Administration (Pass) Scholarship


(pass mark necessary = 50; all examinations passed at first attempt, including managerial decision-making 67% (May 2011), markets and marketing 64% (1st in entire cohort, May 2011), organisations and leadership 68% (September 2011), strategy, systems and organisations 62% (September 2011; special electives in innovation management 62% (1st in the entire cohort, January 2012), international marketing 54% (1st in the entire cohort January 2012), managing people for performance 56% (January 2012), advanced strategy analysis and implementation 73% (2nd in the entire cohort, January 2012), and ‘the business intelligence project’ 63% (final dissertation).


This is the primary postgraduate degree for all detailed business management studies. I particularly enjoyed my studies of embracing innovation in competitive corporate cultures, performance management (including complex human resources and recruitment issues), organisations and leadership, and marketing communication strategy.


COLLEGE OF LAW OF ENGLAND AND WALES September 2008 – December 2010

Master of Laws (in international corporate law) (Commendation)


(pass mark necessary = 50; marks: international arbitration practice (60%, June 2010), business, finance and legal practice (75%, June 2009), international commercial legal practice (63%, December 2008), international capital markets and loans (57%, June 2009), international mergers and acquisitions practice (50%, December 2009), international public companies law (65%, December 2008), final practice-focused dissertation on ‘a business client wishing to pursue cloud computing’ (63%, December 2010)).


BPP LAW SCHOOL, WATERLOO September 2006 – September 2008

Graduate Diploma in Law and Bachelor of Laws (high II.2 – please see explanation of ‘extenuating circumstances’ below)


(pass mark necessary = 40; GDL marks: English legal system (72%, October 2006), coursework (55%), October 2006), independent research essay (40%, July 2008), case analysis (74%, June 2008), statute analysis (72%, June 2008), contract law (51%, June 2008), law of torts (44%, June 2009), constitutional and administrative law (45%, June 2008), criminal law (48%, August 2008), land law (41%, June 2008), equity and trusts law (43%, June 2008), European Union law (60%, June 2009); LLB marks: legal analysis and research (64%, August 2008) , English company law (60%, August 2008).



Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos (Part IA and Part IB), Natural Sciences Tripos

(Part II), Clinical Medicine and Surgery (Parts I, II and III) (1997-2001)

Foundation scholarship, Cambridge (1996), and prize for the highest mark in the Natural Sciences Tripos Part II (any biological subject)


July 2001                              Bachelor of Medicine, University of Cambridge (pass)

January 2001                      Bachelor of Surgery, University of Cambridge (pass)

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

“Selective cognitive deficits in the frontal dementias”

main supervisor, Prof John Hodges FRCP MD

(pass after viva, with no corrections)

June 1999                              Master of Arts, University of Cambridge

June 1996                       Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge

Natural Sciences Tripos Part II, Neuroscience

(second highest First in the University, 76%)



My Ph.D. degree, which has completed on time, and awarded after a viva with no corrections required by the external examiners, Prof Ray Dolan from the Wellcome Department for Functional Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, and Dr Kim Graham from theMRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, is a good example of my problem-solving and general applied intellect.



Queen’s Scholarship, 1987


August 1992                   Grade A all at GCE Advanced Level: mathematics, further mathematics, chemistry, physics

Grade 1 at GCE Advanced Level Special Paper: mathematics

Grade 1 in Cambridge Sixth Term Examination Paper: chemistry

June 1990                        Grade A at General Certificate of Secondary Education: english, english literature, chemistry, physics, biology, latin, greek, history, electronics

June 1989                       Grade A at General Certificate of Secondary Education:

mathematics, french

Numerous school prizes: including in biology, history, mathematics, latin, and greek.




September 2009           PRINCE2 practitioner status (‘Projects In Controlled Environments’ – qualification in competence in project management)

May 2005                       Diploma of the Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP(UK))

November 2003             Advanced Life Support Certificate, Resuscitation Council (UK) Following Northwick Park ALS course ref. L/NPH/03/388DD






I suffered a six-week coma in 2007 due to acute meningitis, having been admitted with a cardiac arrest, epileptic seizure, but with emergency intubation. I am grateful to the medical team at the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust for their medical management of me on their Intensive Therapy Unit, and the neurorehabilitation.


I thereafter received there and at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, as an inpatient under the neurorehabilitation firm where I relearnt how to walk and talk. I completed my LLB(Hons) and LLM thereafter by distance learning.







May – September 2011

Caseworker in welfare benefits and development of marketing strategy, 79 Golborne

Road, London. W10


To research points of law, draft letters, relevant relevant cases, Communicate with the clients, development of law centre strategy.


December 2009 – July 2011

Freelance researcher, Alzheimer’s Office (Head Office)


Not an employee of the Alzheimer’s Society, but instructed to complete two independent freelance tasks. Successful submission to OFQUAL for the Alzheimer Society to become an accreditation body for the award of national qualifications in dementia; successful award of the ‘NHS Information Standard’ after thorough critical review of all their medical publications.

All public bodies are obligated under law to ensure accessibility in language in information, this year.


October 2008 – September 2009

Volunteer in communications, British Lung Foundation (Head Office)


Production of news articles on their website ( I also researched the current evidence-base for their leaflets and booklets in preparation for NHS Information Scheme accreditation. I set up this project for them, and the Society was subsequently awarded the Information Standard.


May 2005 – May 2006

Post-doctoral academic research fellowship in movement disorders, Institute of Neurology under Prof Marjan Janahshahi.


Design, analysis and publication of three questionnaire studies into well-being in Parkinson’s disease (referred to below as (*))








January 2001 – December 2003

Equivalent of “Foundation Year Doctor”, National Health Service

2 years 9 months post qualification experience


January 2001 – July 2001

House Officer in general medicine (PRHO) (general medicine and medicine for the elderly), Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge (Prof Tim Cox)


August 2001 – January 2002

House Officer in general surgery (PRHO) (general surgery and vascular surgery), Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norwich


January 2002 – July 2002

Senior House Officer in neurology (SHO) (general neurology, neuropsychiatry, neurogenetics, muscle, and dementia and cognitive disorders (National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London) (Prof Martin Rossor; also Prof Jackie Foong, Prof Michael Trimble, Prof Nick Fox, Prof Mike Hanna, Prof Andrew Lees, Prof Niall Quinn)


August 2002 – January 2003

Senior House Officer in general medicine (SHO) (general medicine, cardiology, clinical pharmacology) (Hammersmith Hospital, London)


January 2003 – July 2003


Senior House Office in general medicine (SHO) (general medicine, medicine for the elderly) (Northwick Park Hospital, London)


August 2003 – November 2003

Senior House Officer in general medicine (SHO) (interstitial lung disease, asthma) (Royal Brompton Hospital, London)








These are the books, reviews, and book chapters, which I have authored or co-authored.




Rahman, S. (2016) [foreword by Prof Sube Banerjee, Lisa Rodrigues and Lucy Frost] Enhancing health and wellbeing in dementia: implementing person-centred integrated care, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (in preparation).


Rahman, S. (2015) [foreword by Kate Swaffer, Chris Roberts and Beth Britton] Living better with dementia: good practice and innovation for the future, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


Rahman, S. (2014) [foreword by Prof John Hodges, Prof Facundo Manes, Sally Marciano] Living well with dementia, Oxford: Racliffe Health.


**Winner of the Best Book for health and social care in BMA Book Awards 2015 **


Reviewed by Dr Michael Taylor FRCGP, Clinical Lead for Mental Health Services, Heywood Middleton and Rochdale CCG.


Reviewed in ‘Book Club’ Nursing Times (1 May 2014)


Rahman, S., Sharma, A. (2011) A complete MRCP Parts 1 and 2 Written Examination Revision Guide, Oxford, UK: Radcliffe Medical Publishers.


Rahman, S., Sharma, A. (2010) Revision notes for MRCP Part 2 PACES, Delhi, India: Jaypee medical publishers.


Rahman, S., Sharma, A. (2009) MRCP Part 2 Best of five practice questions (with explanatory answers) (Masterpass series), Oxford, UK: Radcliffe Medical Publishers


Reviews and opinion papers


Rahman, S., Dening, K. (2016) The need for specialist nurses in dementia care, Nursing Times, vol. 112 no. 16, pp.14 – 17.


Rahman, S., Robbins, T. W., Cardinal, R.N., Sahakian, B.J. (2001) The neuropsychiatry of decision-making, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 5(6): 271- 277.


Rahman, S., Sahakian, B.J., Robbins, T.W. (1999). Comparative studies in frontal lobe function: what they reveal about possible therapeutic strategies in frontal variant frontotemporal dementia, Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 10 Suppl 1:15-28.


Book chapters


Rahman, S., Sahakian, B.J. (2001) “Dementia. Chapter in: Textbook of Clinical

Pharmacology”, London: McGraw Hill Publishers.


Rahman, S., Sahakian, B.J., Gregory, C.A. (2001) “Therapeutic strategies in early onset dementia” in: Early Onset Dementia (ed. J.R. Hodges), Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Rahman, S., Swainson, R., Sahakian, B.J. (2001) “Dementia of the Alzheimer type” (in “Early Onset Dementia”, ed. Owen, A.M.), London: Martin-Dunitz.



Original empirical papers


(*) Rahman, S., Griffin, H.J., Quinn, N.P., Jahanshahi, M. (2011), “On the nature of fear of falling in Parkinson’s disease”, Behav Neurol, 2011;24(3):219-28.


(*) Rahman, S., Griffin, H.J., Quinn, N.P., Jahanshahi, M. (2008), “Quality of life: the relative contribution of physical symptoms”, Mov Disord, 23(10): 1428-34.


(*) Rahman, S., Griffin, H.J., Quinn, N.P., Jahanshahi, M. (2008) “The factors that induce or overcome freezing”, Behav Neurol, 19(3): 127-36.


Rahman, S., Sahakian, B.J., Nestor, P.J., Hodges, J.R., Robbins, T.W. (2005) “Methylphenidate (‘Ritalin’) can Ameliorate Abnormal Risk-Taking Behavior in the Frontal Variant of Frontotemporal Dementia”, Nature (Neuropsychopharmacology), 31(3): 651-8.


Rahman, S., Sahakian, B.J., Nestor, P.J., Hodges, J.R., Robbins, T.W. (2004) “Paroxetine does not improve symptoms and impairs cognition in frontotemporal dementia: a double-blind randomized controlled trial”, Psychopharmacology (Berl), 172(4): 400-8.


Lee, A.C., Rahman, S., Hodges, J.R., Sahakian, B.J., Graham, K.S. (2003) “Associative and recognition memory for novel objects in dementia: implications for diagnosis”, Eur J Neurosci,

18; 1660-1670.


Rahman, S., Sahakian, B.J., Hodges, J.R., Rogers, R.D., Robbins, T.W. (1999) Specific cognitive deficits in early frontal variant frontotemporal dementia, Brain, 122 (Pt 8):1469-93 [accompanied by a Wellcome Trust Press Release, August 1999 and presented at the Society for Neurosciences, Miami (1999)]. : this has been cited over 280 times, including by all the major leading laboratories in this field; furthermore it is cited in the current Oxford Textbook of Dementia chapter on dementia (chapter 24.2.2, ed. John Hodges, 5th edition published by Oxford University Press, 2011)



Online articles


Rahman, S. (2014) ETHOS Journal. (March) “Living well = greater wellbeing”


Health Services Journal (March)

“Social enterprises are driving the next chapter in dementia care”




1999    British and French Huntington’s Disease Transplantation Groups (joint meeting)


2000   Winter meeting, British Neuropsychiatric Association (BNPA): “The social brain”


2002     December: on behalf of the Middlesex firm at Queen Square (Prof Michael Hanna and Prof Andrew Lees), a clinical presentation of a man with POEMS syndrome


2002     November: on behalf of Prof Jeremy Rees’ firm, a clinical presentation of a lady with a progressive cerebellar syndrome, working diagnosis of anti-Ma2 paraneoplastic syndrome


2002     November: on behalf of Prof Michael Hanna’s firm (with Prof Kailash Bhatia), a clinical presentation of a gentleman with a possible dopa-responsive dystonia or Neumann-Pick type III syndrome.


2002     October: on behalf of Prof Martin Rossor’s firm (and the cognitive disorders and dementia groups), a clinical presentation of a gentleman with a progressive personality change and decline in memory, working diagnosis HIV-dementia.





December 2015 – current           Programme Board member, development of a new M.Sc. in “Dementia Practice and Leadership” at BPP School of Health Sciences, London (chairperson of external validation committee is Prof Susan Benbow, Staffordshire University).

October 2015 – current                 Expert national advisory group member for evaluation and research, Dementia(UK)

Awarded membership of the Royal College of Physicians of London

September 2015                                NATIONAL AWARD

First prize winner in the health and social care category for the

BMJ Book Awards 2015 for ‘Living well with dementia’ (published Radcliffe Health 2014).

April – June 2015                               Volunteer researcher in public health in Southwark on community neurorehabilitation to improve service quality.

March 2015                                            Member of the International Advisory Board, Alzheimer’s Disease International conference 15-18 March 2015 (@ADIConference), Perth Australia.


2011-2013                                               President, BPP Legal Awareness Society

A society to promote an understanding of the importance of law and regulation to how corporates make strategic decisions.


Key competences shown: teamwork, communication, attention-to- detail, commercial awareness, proactivity.


2011-2013                                               Fellow of the Royal Society for Encouragement in the Arts, Commerce and Entrepreneurship (FRSA)


I was mainly interested in ‘The Social Mind’ project. This project focuses on habits, decisions and attentions, and particularly the potential implications of the nature of decision-making in group situations.





Dr Rahman is extremely knowledgeable and proficient in current areas of domestic and international dementia, including person-centred and integrated practice development.


May 2010: attended the World Federation of Neurology (division of cognitive disorders and aphasia) conference on Heybeliada, off Turkey, to discuss the diagnosis of behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia, the subject of my Ph.D. This was at the invitation of Prof Facundo Manes, INECO, Buenos Aires, Vice-President of the World Federation of Neurology.


2014:     Dementia Action Alliance Annual Conference (October)

Alzheimer’s Show London Olympia, presented “Living well with dementia” (5-6 June)

Alzheimer’s Show Manchester, presented “Living well with dementia” (4-5 July)

Alzheimer’s Association International Conference presented “Living well with dementia” (13-16 July)

Alzheimer’s Europe Conference [Glasgow] (October-November)

Abstracts I presented at @Alzheimer Europe Glasgow (20-22 October 2014)

P14.4. Dr Shibley Rahman (England, UK), Kate Swaffer (Australia), Dr Peter Gordon (Scotland), Prof Facundo Manes (Argentina): Would future NHS dementia care easily lend itself to private markets?

PO124. Dr Shibley Rahman (England, UK), Kate Swaffer (Australia), Dr Peter Gordon (Scotland), Prof Facundo Manes (Argentina): Who were the biggest winners and losers of the G8 Dementia Summit? An online survey

PO167. Dr Shibley Rahman (England, UK), Kate Swaffer (Australia), Dr Peter Gordon (Scotland), Prof Facundo Manes (Argentina):An analysis of 75 English language online articles on the G8 Dementia Summit

Dementia Action Alliance – annual conference 2 December 2014

Dementia Action Alliance Carers Call to Action – annual conference 6 October 2014




Panel member at the King’s Fund meeting, “Leading change in dementia diagnosis and support”, 24 February 2015


Member of the International Advisory Board, Alzheimer’s Disease International conference 15-18 March 2015 (@ADIConference), Perth Australia.

Reviewed 50 abstracts for @ADIConference; presented abstracts

P183. Dr Shibley Rahman (England, UK), Kate Swaffer (Australia), Dr Peter Gordon (Scotland), Prof Facundo Manes. (Argentina), Lucy Jane Marsters (England, UK): Specialist nurses should form part of the post-diagnostic care and support network for living well with dementia

P187. Dr Shibley Rahman (England, UK), Kate Swaffer (Australia), Dr Peter Gordon (Scotland), Prof Facundo Manes. (Argentina). Who were the biggest winners and loses of the ‘G8 summit’? An online survey.

P202. Dr Shibley Rahman (England, UK), Kate Swaffer (Australia), Dr Peter Gordon (Scotland), Prof Facundo Manes. (Argentina). An analysis of 75 English language online articles on the ‘G8 summit’.

and presented talk

OC84. Dr Shibley Rahman (England, UK), Kate Swaffer (Australia), Dr Peter Gordon (Scotland), Prof Facundo Manes (Argentina): Would future NHS dementia lend itself to private markets?


Presented four public hour-long lectures for the general public on English dementia policy, BPP Law School, London (Wed June 10th, Thu July 23rd, Thu Aug 20th  and Thu Sep 17th 2015).


Presented ‘Meet the author’ – Alzheimer’s Show, London Olympia, 6th June 2015

Delegate (sponsored) at the King’s Fund meeting, “Enhancing health in care homes”, 2 July 2015.

Invited speaker at PeuchaKucha day on public awareness of dementia at Newnham College, Cambridge (24 October 2015).



25th Alzheimer Europe Conference “Dementia: putting strategies and research into practice” held in Ljubljana, Slovenia” 2-4 September 2015

P4.5. Shibley Rahman (United Kingdom) Specialist nurses should form part of the post-diagnostic care and support network for living well with dementia





Selected to give a talk in the policy stream of Alzheimer’s Disease International on the importance of human rights, the social model of disability and dementia (21-25 April 2016 in Hungary, Budapest Title: “The level of awareness of international human rights underpinning rights-based advocacy for dementia” : Parallel Session 2 – Law, ethics and the rights of people with dementia.


Invited speaker at #WHIS16 (World Innovation Summit); Cumbria – May 11 2016; London – May 26 2016.

Invited speaker at Annual Conference for the Community Hospitals Association (May 13 – 16 2016).







Dementia Friends Champion: This initiative from the Alzheimer’s Society and Public Health England comprises giving of information sessions on dementia around the country as a public health awareness exercise. I have given, and continue to give, a number of sessions in London @BPPLawSchool.

Administrator for Facebook ‘Dementia Friends Champions London’ group.


Medical communications: Former member of EMWA (European Medical Writers’ Association), as a previous member; regular blogger on English health policy for the Socialist Health Association.

Contributor to factsheets on dementia and the law (2015) for the PSSRU, University of Manchester.

Monthly blogger ‘Research wrap’ for Dementia Alliance International, the international stakeholder group for people living beyond a diagnosis of dementia.

Regular blogger “The Dementia Society”,


IT: Microsoft Office, SPSS, full Adobe Design Suite (especially InDesign and Illustrator).


Languages: English (native), French (advanced), Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese (all Basic).


Photography: Nokia and Canon SLR cameras, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Final Cut Pro.


Healthcare policy: Regular delegate at national conferences on policy in dementia.




Book reviewer:


Review of: ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ by Prof. Carol Graham, for the prestigious “World Economics” journal (Volume 12, Number 3, 2011, pages 213 – 218) ( ).





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