Dr Tom Russ is a Clinical Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry in the Division of Psychiatry.
I have trained in medicine and psychiatry in Edinburgh, the Highlands and London and work clinically with older people with functional mental illness and dementia. I am secretary of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland philosophy and psychiatry special interest group and sit on the Working with Older People steering group at Human Development Scotland (formerly the Scottish Institute of Human Relations).
I would like to encourage any students interested in dementia research, whether or not it happens to be in connection with an SSC block, to contact me about potential projects. I am or have recently supervised projects on temporal trends in dementia rates, music and dementia, and the concept of personhood in dementia so I’d be very pleased to hear from students whatever their focus of interest.