Dr Lovestone is a practising Old Age Psychiatrist who has been recognised for his services to neuroscience research.
His research focuses on the regulation of tau phosphorylation, the search for genetic and other biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease and, building on these, on drug discovery and experimental medicine. Underpinning all these studies is the use of informatics - clinical informatics, bioinformatics and the challenges of extracting value from very large variable datasets.
Professor Lovestone leads the “Mapping Proteomics to Parkinson's disease (MAP2PD-UK)" project aimed at identifying a blood-based protein signature in the early stages of Parkinson's for future drug development trials.
He is the theme lead for informatics and digital health at the NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre, a new partnership between Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford University which aims to bring the best science to the complex problems of mental health and dementia. He is also a practising old age psychiatrist specialising in dementia detection, diagnosis and management.