Dr Tomas Welsh
Dr Tomas Welsh is an academic geriatrician with research interests in comorbidity in people with dementia, polypharmacy and clinical trials in older people. He is Deputy Director of the Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE) and leads our research theme ‘Thinking Clearly’ overseeing a number of clinical trials of novel medications for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. He works clinically as a Consultant Geriatrician in the memory service at RICE but also as a community Geriatrician in Wiltshire and on the Assessment & Comprehensive Evaluation – Older People’s Unit at the Royal United Hospitals Bath.
Dr Welsh is deputy Chair of the British Geriatrics Society Dementia and Related Disorders Specialist Interest Group and a member of the European Geriatric Medicine Society Task and Finish group for Falls Risk Increasing Drugs. He is an honorary Research Fellow at the University of Bristol and Deputy Lead for Complex Medicine in Older People. He collaborates with colleagues from a wide variety of specialities within the South West, nationally and internationally.
Current dementia research projects at RICE include:
- PrAISED2 – A physical therapy trial for people with mild cognitive impairment / mild dementia (PI)
- Julius Clinical study – A trial of a novel agent for Alzheimer’s disease (PI)
- EVOKE/EVOKE+ – A trial of an oral anti-diabetic medication in people with early Alzheimer’s disease (PI)
- HIND 24 – The tolerability of 24 hour blood pressure measurements in people with moderate to severe dementia (CI)