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Dr Kinan Muhammed

Extraordinary Junior Research Fellow in Clinical Sciences

Introduction

I obtained my BSc in Neurosciences in 2007 and then graduated from Imperial College London in Clinical Medicine in 2009. After finishing my general medical training in London, I was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship in 2014 and completed my DPhil in Clinical Neurosciences at New College, Oxford. I then went on to train in Neurology at Imperial before returning to Oxford to take up my current position as a Clinical Lecturer in Neurology.

I have a strong interest in medical technology and health innovation. I am part of The Academy of Medical Sciences Future Leader in Innovation, Enterprise and Research programme and I was also one of the first NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Fellows at NHS England.

Teaching

I teach fifth- and sixth-year medical students Clinical Neurology. Topics covered include clinical examinations, neurological emergencies, and patient simulation sessions. In addition, I chair student grand round presentations and carry out regular bedside teaching for finals examinations. I also co-supervise MSc and DPhil student research projects.

Research

My research interests are in cognitive neurosciences. My work is currently focused on exploring the mechanism of motivation and memory within neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. I aim to develop novel strategies for detection and risk stratification in dementia using behavioural and physiological assessments. I have a particular interest in patients with early subjective cognitive impairment and developing digital programmes for behaviour change to improve cognitive function.