Imperial College London

DrPareshMalhotra

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Reader in Cognitive & Behavioural Neurology
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 3313 5525p.malhotra

 
 
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Location

 

Lab BlockCharing Cross Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

I am a Clinical Reader in the Division of Brain Sciences and Consultant Neurologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. My undergraduate training was in Oxford, and I subsequently carried out a PhD with Professor Masud Husain at Imperial and the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. Following this I completed Specialist Training and a NIHR Clinical Lectureship in London, before a Visiting Scholarship to Sydney, with Professor Simon Lewis and Professor John Hodges.

My work focusses on the cognitive deficits that are caused by Neurological conditions such as stroke and neurodegenerative disease, and developing treatments for these disorders. In particular, I am interested in disorders of attention and memory, and the use of imaging techniques to understand how they are caused. The aim of understanding these problems is to improve therapeutic effectiveness and I am actively involved in the development and assessment of novel treatments. I have carried out a number of drug trials in stroke patients with impaired attention, and am the lead investigator for a NIHR-funded treatment trial for Alzheimer's Disease. In addition, I am examining how novel therapies, such as brain stimulation, can improve attention after stroke.

I am involved in a number of collaborations, both within and outside Imperial College-these include studies examining the links between hearing loss and dementia, proof-of-concept drug trials in dementia and UK-wide studies assessing multiple biomarkers in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's Disease.


I have appeared on Sky News, ITV News and BBC World to discuss recent developments in the field of dementia, as well as a short film for the Guardian describing the spatial neglect syndrome (a common disorder which follows stroke).

Current and recent support for my research has come from the National Institute of Health Research, the Medical Research Council and the Biomedical Research Centre at Imperial College.

Journals

Mallon DH, Malhotra P, Naik M, et al., 2021, The role of amyloid PET in patient selection for extra-ventricular shunt insertion for the treatment of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus: A pooled analysis, Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, Vol:90, ISSN:0967-5868, Pages:325-331

Kapsetaki ME, Militaru IE, Sanguino I, et al., 2021, Type of encoded material and age modulate the relationship between episodic recall of visual perspective and autobiographical memory, Journal of Cognitive Psychology, ISSN:2044-5911, Pages:1-18

Conference

Crow J, Malhotra P, 2021, AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LED TWO-WEEK POST MINOR STROKE TELEPHONE REVIEW WITH ONLINE COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT - WHAT DID THIS REVEAL?, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, Pages:26-26, ISSN:1747-4930

Fitzgerald A, Loreto F, Golemme M, et al., 2021, HIGH PREVALENCE OF LIFETIME DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS IN PATIENTS REFERRED FOR CLINICAL AMYLOID-PET: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY, British Neuropsychiatry Annual Meeting, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, ISSN:0022-3050

Loreto F, Gunning S, Golemme M, et al., 2021, COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE AND AFFECTIVE SYMPTOMS IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING CLINICAL AMYLOID PET IMAGING, British Neuropsychiatry Annual Meeting, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, ISSN:0022-3050