Rimona Weil, MD
Visiting Fellow 2018
I am a Wellcome clinician scientist and consultant neurologist at the Dementia Research Centre, University College London, where I lead the Vision in Parkinson’s disease group. Our group works to shed light on how dementia happens in Parkinson’s disease. We focus on using visual perception measures as early clues of cognitive involvement in Parkinson’s disease. Our ultimate aim is to use these measures to inform clinical trials to slow the progression of dementia in Parkinson’s disease. I graduated from Downing College, Cambridge University and University College London in 2001 and have worked in clinical neurology and neuroscience since 2005. My PhD research at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL examined the integration of visual signals in the healthy and damaged brain and was completed in 2009. I trained as a Neurologist at the Royal Free Hospital and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square. I was awarded a UCL Excellence Fellowship in 2014, when I developed the Vision in Parkinson’s disease group that uses neuroimaging and visual perception measures to determine how dementia happens in Parkinson’s disease.