Prof Iracema Leroi BSc (Hons) LMCC MD FRCPC ABPN MRCPsych

Honorary Professor

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Current Roles

Professor of Dementia in Aging and Psychiatry, Div of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychiatry Honorary

Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust

Dementia Lead, Greater Manchester NIHR Clinical Research Network (GM NIHR CRN)

Associate Director, Manchester NHR Clinical Research Facility

Dementia Clinical Director, DeNDRoN North West
Clinical Lead, Mental Health Domain, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre

Faculty member, Parkinson’s Disease Academy (British Geriatric Association)

Previous Roles


Clinical Senior Lecturer, Institute of Brain Behaviour and Mental Health, Univ of Manchester

Honorary Lecturer and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of Manchester, Dept of Psychiatry

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine

Faculty Assistant (Fellow), Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine


Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust
Consultant Psychiatrist, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust
Consultant Psychiatrist, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Staff Psychiatrist, Dalhousie University and Queen Elizabeth II HSC, Halifax, Canada
Resident in Psychiatry (PGY 2 to 5), Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Intern in Psychiatry (PGY1), University of Ottawa, Canada

Journal sub-editorship:

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

Journal associate editorships:
Ageing and Mental Health (Editor, Martin Orrell)
International Psychogeriatrics (Editor, N Lautenschlager)
Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research
Journal of Geriatrics (Sage Hindawi)

 Invitations as external referee for research

Reviewer (journals)

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, British Journal of Psychiatry, CME Journal of Geriatrics, Drugs and Ageing, European Journal of Neurology, Movement Disorders, Neuropsychopharmacology, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Journal of Psychopharmacology, Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences, Journal of Geriatric Neurology & Psychiatry, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Journal of Neurology Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, J Geriatrics

Reviewer (grant applications)

Alzheimer Society, UK

Alzheimer Research UK

Israel Medical Research Council

National Institute of Health Research, Research for Patient Benefit
Parkinson’s Disease Society Research Division
UK Medical Research Council
German Clinical Trials program


Bachelor of Science (BSc; Zoology), University of British Columbia, Canada
Doctor of Medicine (MD, Canada), University of British Columbia, Canada
Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Canada (FRCPC)
Board Certified American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych)
Doctor of Medicine (MD, UK), University of Manchester

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in research certification, updated 2012
Mental Health Act Section 12 approved

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

DeNDRoN National Portfolio Management Group
DeNDRoN National Parkinson’s Disease Study Group
British Geriatric Society, Mental Health Rep, exec committee for the Movement Disorder Section
British Geriatric Society, Diploma for Geriatric Medicine examination committee

Clinical guidelines committees:

American Medical Directors Association Parkinson’s disease: Clinical Practice Guidelines (2010)
American Medical Directors Association Parkinson’s disease: Clinical Practice Guidelines (2002)
Consensus Conference: Treatment of Psychiatric Aspects of Huntington’s disease (2001)
Advisory panel member (deputy mental health representative) National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence, Parkinson’s Disease Clinical Guidelines (2005)

Research Networks and Beacons

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains


  • Alzheimer disease, Behaviour Change, Dementia, Mental Health, cognitive impairment

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