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Dr Jay Amin BM MRCPsych PhD

Associate Professor in Psychiatry of Older Age

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Dr Amin is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry of Older Age within Medicine at the University of Southampton. His research focus is on the role of inflammation in Dementia with Lewy bodies, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. He is principal investigator for several commercial and non-commercial clinical trials in dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment at the Memory Assessment and Research Centre in Southampton.

Dr Amin graduated from medical school at Southampton in 2007 and completed his foundation programme training within Wessex. He undertook a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship between 2009-2012, following which he was awarded an Alzheimer’s Research UK Clinical Research Fellowship. His PhD projects explored the role of inflammation in Dementia with Lewy bodies and Alzheimer’s disease, using both patient cohorts and post-mortem human brain tissue. Dr Amin joined the specialist medical register for Old Age Psychiatry after completing his higher clinical training in 2018.

In 2019 Dr Amin was appointed to his current role as Associate Professor in Psychiatry of Older Age for the University of Southampton. He is also an honorary consultant in Old Age Psychiatry at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, where he conducts memory clinics including providing a tertiary service for people who may have Dementia with Lewy bodies or Parkinson’s disease dementia.

Qualifications

BM, Medicine, University of Southampton, UK, 2007

MRCPsych, Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK, 2012

CCT in Old Age Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK, 2018

PhD in Clinical Neurosciences, University of Southampton, UK, 2019

Appointments held

Associate Professor in Psychiatry of Older Age, University of Southampton (2019 onwards)

Honorary Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (2019 onwards)

Principal Investigator at Memory Assessment and Research Centre, Southampton (2018 onwards)

Locum NHS consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (2018-19)

Alzheimer’s Research UK Clinical Research Fellow (2014-2017)

Sub-investigator at Memory Assessment and Research Centre, Southampton (2013 onwards)

Specialist registrar in Old Age Psychiatry, Wessex Deanery (2012-2018)

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow (2009-2012)

Core Psychiatry trainee, Wessex Deanery (2009-2012)

Foundation Programme trainee, Wessex Deanery (2007-2009)

 

Research interests

Dr Amin’s research interests focus on the role of inflammation in Dementia with Lewy bodies, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. This includes exploration of the role of cerebral inflammatory markers in post-mortem brain tissue, and peripheral inflammatory markers using techniques such as multiplex immunoassay and flow cytometry. Clinically, Dr Amin’s interests are in improving quality of life and outcomes in people living with dementia, and their carers.

Dr Amin is also principal investigator for several commercial and non-commercial clinical trials at the Memory Assessment and Research Centre in Southampton. These include drug trials testing novel agents in Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia with Lewy bodies and Mild Cognitive Impairment.

Research group

Clinical and Experimental Sciences

Affiliate research group

Clinical Neuroscience Research group

Speciality representative (Old Age Psychiatry) for the South East Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
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Lead for Psychiatry/Addictions module for BM5 Year 2, University of Southampton
Dr Jay Amin
Memory Assessment and Research Centre, Tom Rudd Unit, Moorgreen Hospital, Botley Road, Southampton, SO30 3JB

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