A new £1.85 million research study led by Professor Roshan das Nair at the Institute of Mental Health aims to develop a new computerised screening tool to detect the “invisible” cognitive impairments that can appear early in the life of a person living with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Approximately 100 people are diagnosed with MS every week in the UK and up to 70% have cognitive problems. People are most commonly diagnosed with MS in their 20s or 30s. There is currently no cure for the lifelong neurological condition that often gets progressively worse.
The new six year study “NEuRoMS” (Neuropsychological Evaluation and Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis) is funded by the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research and sponsored by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The study will be based at the Institute of Mental Health with a clinical trial taking place in six MS clinics in the UK.
The NEuRoMS UoN team are: Prof Roshan das Nair (Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology), Drs Nikos Evangelou, Shirley Thomas, Paul Leighton and Prof Denise Kendrick (School of Medicine), Profs Avril Drummond (School of Health Sciences) and Stephen Timmons (Business School), Dr Jen Martin (MindTech MIC), plus other co-applicants from across the UK.
Posted on Tuesday 2nd April 2019