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Klaus Ebmeier

  • Prof
  • Foundation Chair of Old Age Psychiatry
  • University of Oxford
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  • 11729CitationsNumber of citations received by Klaus's publications. Updated daily.

Research interests

Depression and cognitive impairment in late life


After completing my M.D. and my specialist training I went to Edinburgh in 1989 as a Clinical Scientist and Consultant at the MRC Brain Metabolism Unit, where I helped set up the SPECT scanning facility to examine the pharmacology and in vivo brain activity of psychiatric disorders. I was appointed Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Edinburgh in 1997 and moved to Oxford in 2006. I am a Professorial Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford and Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh. I have published widely (google scholar h-index=70) and am on the Editorial Boards of Biological Psychiatry (U.S. Society of Biological Psychiatry), Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (USA), Psychopharmacology (Berlin, 2006-09), the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology (Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum, CINP), the Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience (Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology, CCNP) and PLOS One.

Co-authors (548)

Publications (5)

  • Cognition and mobility show a global association in middle- and late-adulthood: Analyses from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

    • Demnitz N
    • Hogan D
    • Dawes H
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  • Effects of drinking on late-life brain and cognition

    • Topiwala A
    • Ebmeier K
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  • Healthy minds 0–100 years: Optimising the use of European brain imaging cohorts (“Lifebrain”)

    • Walhovd K
    • Fjell A
    • Westerhausen R
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  • Title: A systematic review and meta-analysis of structural magnetic resonance imaging studies investigating cognitive and social activity levels in older adults

    • Anaturk M
    • Demnitz N
    • Ebmeier K
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  • Depression is linked to dementia in older adults.

    • Valkanova V
    • Ebmeier KP A


Evidence Based Mental Health

Section Editor Old Age

2017 - Present

Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging

Editorial Board

2015 - Present

Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience

Editorial Board

2010 - Present

Biological Psychiatry

Editorial Board

2008 - Present

International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology

Editorial Board

2007 - Present


Editorial Board

2015 - 2018(3 years)

Psychopharmacology (Berlin)

Editorial Board

2006 - 2008(2 years)

Professional experience

Foundation Chair of Old Age Psychiatry

University of Oxford

August 2006 - Present

Professor of Psychiatry

University of Edinburgh

October 1997 - July 2006(9 years)

Clinical Scientist/Consultant Psychiatrist

MRC Brain Metabolism Unit

October 1989 - September 1997(8 years)

Lecturer in Mental Health

University of Aberdeen

April 1985 - September 1989(4 years)

Senior House Officer and Registrar in Psychiatry

Grampian Health Board

February 1981 - March 1985(4 years)


Ger Med State Examination

University of Bonn, Germany

October 1974 - October 1981(7 years)