Professor Nick Fox's first degree was in Physics and Physiology from Cambridge. He subsequently graduated with honours in medicine from the University of London and then specialised in cognitive neurology. Since 1993, he has held Research Fellowships from the Alzheimer's Society and the Medical Research Council (MRC). He is currently Professor of Neurology and MRC Senior Clinical Fellow at the Institute of Neurology, University College London.
He co-chairs the Research Advisory Committee of the Alzheimer’s Society and is a member of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Scientific Advisory Board.
His clinical interests are focussed on young onset and familial dementias. His research is aimed at improving diagnosis and treatment of cognitive problems.
He has been involved in research on MRI use in Alzehimer's disease and related disorders for the last ten years. He has shown that AD has a pre-symptomatic period where hippocampal and global cerebral atrophy are already established and accelerating, and that subtle cognitive deficits pre-date overt symptoms.
He has been an advisor to the NIH and an invited expert to the FDA and EMEA. He is the only non-US member of the MR imaging core of the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI).