Prof Alistair Burns is the National Clinical Lead for Dementia (@ABurns1907).
In addition to holding the post of Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, Professor Alistair Burns (MBChB, FRCP, FRCPsych, MD, MPhil, DHMSA) is Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at The University of Manchester, Clinical Director for the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) and an Honorary Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist in the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (MMHSCT). He is the National Clinical Director for Dementia in England.
The Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs has both a strategic and a management role, providing the overall leadership for the Faculty’s complex relationship with the NHS, nationally, regionally and locally. The Vice Dean is a member of the Faculty Management Team and interacts effectively with other members of that team, particularly the Associate Dean for Research and the Deputy Director for Medical Education. He will represent the Vice-President and Dean in matters relating to the interface between the University and NHS Trusts.
He graduated in medicine in Glasgow in 1980 and trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry in London. He became the Foundation Chair of Old Age Psychiatry in The University of Manchester in 1992, where he has been Head of the Division of Psychiatry and is Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences. He has been Director of Research and Development in the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Trust (UHSMT) and Vice-Chairman of the Hospital Board. He leads the memory clinic in MMHSCT and the old age liaison psychiatry service in UHSMT.
Professor Burns is a Past President of the International Psychogeriatric Association, is on the board of the European Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, and is a member of the Council of the British Association for Psychopharmacology and the Medical Research Council College of Experts. He is Editor of the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Assistant Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry, and is on the Editorial Boards of ‘International Psychogeriatrics’ and the ‘European Journal of Psychiatry’.
Source: University of Manchester website.