Clive is a joint theme lead for our Neurodegeneration research. He is a psychiatrist driven to study dementia after witnessing the poor conditions in which people with dementia were cared for. He has led or co-authored well over 600 research papers and attracted grant income in excess of £150m over his research career, and has won several awards including the Weston Brain Institute Outstanding Achievement Award. Clive has led more dementia and cognitive health trials than anyone else in Europe over the last decade. He was featured in the Lancet Neurology for his achievements.

His main research specialisms are drug discovery, dementia prevention and 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.

As Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for Medicine, he focused on expanding the University of Exeter's College of Medicine and Health (additional places for Medical Students, Nursing and Neuroscience Programmes and broadened PGT offering) and raising its profile through collaboration across the board with other highly esteemed scientists and institutions. He has also focused strongly on obtaining philanthropic support for the College such as the Mireille Gillings Neuroimaging Centre at the RD&E.

Clive continues to maintain his busy research portfolio, focusing especially on Commercial Clinical Trial opportunities and publishing prolifically in high-ranking journals.