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Professor of Neurology, St George's, University of London

Dr Peter Garrard held senior clinical academic posts at the Institute of Neurology, London and the University of Southampton before taking up his current appointment at St George's, University of London in 2010. He is Professor of Neurology at the University, deputy director of the Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute, and honorary consultant neurologist to St George's Hospital. His research focuses on early diagnosis and monitoring of dementia, and the language abnormalities associated with Alzheimer's disease. His studies of language changes in the novels of Iris Murdoch, the speeches of British Prime Ministers, and the letters of King George III, have all received worldwide media attention.


  • 2010–present
    Reader in Neurology, St George's, University of London


  • 2010
    Literature, history and biology: the uses of retrospective language analysis, The Psychologist