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Clive Ballard

About Clive Ballard

Professor Clive Ballard, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter.

Clive has led or co-authored well over 600 research papers. He received the prestigious Weston Brain Institute International Outstanding Achievement Award 2019. His main research specialisms are drug discovery, dementia prevention, improving care for people with dementia in residential homes. He is also an expert in Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease Dementia, and is an advocate of better prescribing and treatment pathways to improve outcomes for individuals. Before joining Exeter, Clive held directorship roles at King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry and at the Alzheimer’s Society. He was pivotal in the successful campaign to overturn a NICE decision and make anti-dementia drugs available for people with dementia.

Clive is part of a growing team of outstanding researchers at the College of Medicine and Health, which is recruiting high-calibre academics and significantly expanding educational programmes and student numbers. In the last year, the College has reached the Leiden ranking’s world top 20 for the quality of its Health and Biomedical Science research, attracted a £10 million donation from the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Foundation, launched a new Academy of Nursing and received permission to expand Medicine student numbers.