Dr Chris Butler

Chris Butler

Programme Director for Multiple Long-Term Conditions

Chris is the Programme Director for Multiple Long-Term Conditions at The George Institute for Global Health, UK and Clinical Reader in Global Brain Health at Imperial College London. He works clinically as a Cognitive Neurologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London.

He has a particular interest in the impact of multiple long-term conditions upon cognitive function in low and middle income countries and leads a programme of research on dementia and its co-morbidities in Latin America. His work is driven by the belief that high-quality, multi-disciplinary science can and should drive changes in public policy for the benefit of those most in need.

Chris trained in medicine at the universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh and completed specialist training in cognitive neurology in San Francisco and Oxford. His research has explored the ways in which memory and thinking are affected by brain diseases such as dementia and epilepsy. At The George Institute and Imperial College London, Chris’ work focuses on evaluating and improving brain health amongst disadvantaged communities and understanding how this relates to burden of chronic disease.