Clinical Associate Professor James Bur rell graduated from Arts/Medicine with Honours at UNSW in 2000. James received clinical training in medicine and neurology at Prince of Wales, Royal Prince Alfred, and Concord Hospitals in Sydney , becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2008. James was awarded a scholarship from the MNDRIA and the NHMRC for a PhD with Professor s John Hodge s and Matthew Kiernan, which he completed in 2012. He was awarded an NHMRC Early Career Fellow ship (2013 – 2018) to study the overlaps between frontotemporal dementia and motor neuron disease, as wel l as young – onset and atypical dementia syndromes . He maintains an ongoing interest in the uses of clinical research to improve patient care. James also r uns a Young – Onset Dementia c linic at Concord Hospital, where is employe d as Staff S pecialist in neurology.