CV and publications

I am an MRC Clinical Training Fellow and PhD student pursuing a career in neurology and cognitive neuroscience, combining clinical experience with the powerful tools of computational neuroscience. Alongside this effort I maintain an active interest in the education of medical students and doctors in the broadest sense and in the promotion of global health issues.


Rittman T, Ghosh BC, McColgan P, Breen DP, Evans J, Williams-Gray CH, Barker RA, Rowe JB (2013), “The Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination for the differential diagnosis and longitudinal assessment of patients with parkinsonian disorders.” J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry

Iorio F, Rittman T, Ge H, Menden M, Saez-Rodriguez J (2012), “Transcriptional data: a new gateway to drug repositioning?” Drug Discov Today

Müller U, Rowe JB, Rittman T, Lewis C, Robbins TW, Sahakian BJ (2012), “Effects of modafinil on non-verbal cognition, task enjoyment and creative thinking in healthy volunteers.” Neuropharmacology

Rittman T, Corns R, Kumar A, Bhangoo R, Ashkan K (2012), “Is referral to the neuro-oncology MDT safe?” Br J Neurosurg 26(3):321-4

Rittman, T, & Rowe, J. B. (2012). What’s New in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy? Advances in Clinical Neurology and Rehabilitation, 11(6), 8–10. Retrieved from JF12/ACNR JF12 08 rittman art.pdf

Rittman, T, Corns, R., & Kuma, A. (2012). Is referral to the neuro-oncology MDT safe? Retrieved from

Schwarz, S. T., Rittman, T., Gontu, V., Morgan, P. S., Bajaj, N., & Auer, D. P. (2011). T1-Weighted MRI shows stage-dependent substantia nigra signal loss in Parkinson’s disease. Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society, 000(000), 4–9. doi:10.1002/mds.23722

Rio, A., Ellis, C., Shaw, C., Willey, E., Ampong, M.-A., Wijesekera, L., Rittman, T., et al. (2010). Nutritional factors associated with survival following enteral tube feeding in patients with motor neurone disease. Journal of human nutrition and dietetics, 23(4), 408–15. doi:10.1111/j.1365-277X.2010.01057.x

Grainge, M. J., Seth, R., Coupland, C., Guo, L., Rittman, T., Vryenhoef, P., Johnson, J., et al. (2005). Human papillomavirus infection in women who develop high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or cervical cancer: a case-control study in the UK. British journal of cancer, 92(9), 1794–9. doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6602538

Allan, C., & Rittman, T. (2003). Networking: how to play the game. Student BMJ, 11, 219–262.

Rittman, Timothy. (2003a). From student to president. Student BMJ, 11, 349–392.

Rittman, Timothy. (2003b). What they don’t teach you in medical school. Student BMJ, 11, 263–306.

Rittman, Timothy. (2002). Failure? Student BMJ, 10, 171–214.

Work history

ClinicalResearchFellow,DepartmentofClinicalNeurosciences,September 2010 – present, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

SpecialistRegistrarinNeurology,EasternDeanery:ST3 February-August 2010, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust, Norfolk.

JuniorClinicalFellowinNeurology,August 2009-February 2010 Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust, Royal Free hospital.

SpecialityTrainingRegistrar(ST2)inCoreMedicalTrainingyear2,2007-08 King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College Hospital. Liver medicine, renal medicine.

SpecialityTrainingRegistrar(ST1)inCoreMedicalTraining(Neurology)year1, 2007-08 King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College Hospital. Neurosurgery, neurology and acute medicine.

Foundationyear2, 2006-07: United Nottingham Hospitals NHS Trust. Specialities: general practice in an inner city setting, academic medicine at the Department of Academic Radiology University of Nottingham, emergency department at Queen’s Medical Centre.

Foundationyear1, 2005-06: United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Lincoln County Hospital (Aug 2005-Aug 2006). Specialities: renal medicine and rheumatology, respiratory and general medicine, urology and general surgery.

Qualifications and Education

Post-Graduate Certificate in Medical Education, University of Dundee 2005-2009

University of Nottingham Medical School 2000-2005

University of Oslo Medical School Jan-Jun 2004, Erasmus exchange

St Francis Hospital in Katete, Zambia, April-May 2005, Medical School elective


  • BMBS, University of Nottingham (12th July 2005)
  • BMedSci, second class division one, University of Nottingham (12th December 2003)
  • PgCertMedEd, University of Dundee (29th September 2009)
  • MRCP, Royal College of Physicians (April 2009)


MedicalResearchCouncil:Clinical Research Training Fellowship, August 2011-August 2014


Imogen Rose Prize in Brain Repair, 2011, given for the best account of the work undertaken by a student during the first year of their PhD working in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Cambridge. (The prize is name in memory of the daughter of Prof Roger Barker who was tragically killed in a traffic accident).

Nottingham Medico-Chirurgical Society Elective Award, 2005

Poster competition 2nd prize, ASME Global Health for Tomorrow’s Doctors conference, October 2011

Research Experience

Department of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, 2010-present: working with Dr James Rowe to develop markers of functional connectivity in the brain (fMRI/MEG) for use in the tauopathies Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration.

Motor Neurone Disease research group, King’s College hospital 2009: classifying motor neurone disease clinical phenotype at the MRC brain bank, King’s College hospital. This information will be used in studies on the genetics of MND.

Motor Neurone Disease research group, King’s College hospital 2008: Timing of artificial nutrition and hydration in patients with motor neurone disease: percentage weight loss is a surrogate marker of disease progression. This work has been published.

Department of Academic Radiology at the University of Nottingham, 2006-07: using MRI to identify the subsantia nigra and locus coeruleus, and working towards imaging senile plaques using MRI in Alzheimer’s disease. This work has been published.

Department of Histopathology at the University of Nottingham, Queen’s Medical Centre, 2002-03: developed assays using realtime PCR to detect HPV types 16 and 18 and used them to analyse HPV prevalence as part of a case-control study. This work has been published.

Experience and Positions of Responsibility

Almamata (junior doctors with an interest in global health,

  • Treasurer, July 2012-Present: with responsibility for finance and expenditure.
  • Secretary,Nov 2010-July 2012: the organisation’s first secretary, with responsibility for finances, working group communication and structure, institutional memory, meetings and the website.
  • CampaignsDirector,Jan 2010-Nov 2010: initiated and ran campaigns on global health issues for a group of 1000 junior doctors.
  • Workinggroupmember,2008-present: involved in putting together a proposal to increase the opportunities to work in global health for junior doctors.

Neurology department, King’s College hospital

  • SHO rota organiser: coordinating the SHO rota including arranging annual leave, cover for interviews and exams

Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education (JASME)

  • Chair,2006-07: rebuilt a struggling organisation, coordinating the committee’s work and liaising with other organisations interested in medical education
  • ConferenceConvener,2005-06: organised the successful JASME conference held in Aberdeen, September 2006

International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA)

  • TrainingDirector, 2002-03:headed up training team and coordinated training for the IFMSA internationally, introduced a novel 3-level training system
  • TrainingNewTrainers(TNT)Organiser: initiated and organised train-the-trainer events in Holland (August 2003) and Macedonia (March 2004) for the IFMSA, a workshop which now runs throughout the world for medical students to learn how to train others in management and project skills
  • AssistantOrganiser, Children and War Workshop, 2001-02: helped to organise the IFMSA’s Children and War workshop in Denmark, August 2002
  • ProjectProposalWriterforPalestinianRefugeeCampproject, IFMSA’s Standing Committee on Refugees and Peace, 2001-02: coordinated the proposal writing for a project sending medical students to work in Palestinian refugee camps


  • NationalTrainingOfficer, 2002: organised training events for Medsin-UK, a projects-based and campaigning group for medical students

Book and journal reviewer

  • BookReviewerforBlackwellsPublishingGroup, 2004-2006
  • BookReviewerforOxfordUniversityPress, 2006-2007
  • StudentReviewBoardforStudentBMJ, 2002-2004: regularly reviewed articles

University of Nottingham

  • PresidentoftheJointAnglicanandMethodistSociety (JAMSOC), 2001-02: organised events and promoted inter-faith dialogue at the University
  • TreasurerofNightline, 2001-02: ran accounts for Nightline, a confidential counselling and information telephone service for students

University of Nottingham Medical School

  • StaffStudentConsultativeCommitteeRepresentative, 2001-02 and 2004-05

Gap year

  • Sub-deaconatStLukesCathedral Msoro, Eastern Zambia, Jan-Sept 2000: involved in pastoral and Church-related work


Rittman,T., Ghosh, B., Rowe J.B. Resting State Networks in PSP and CBD. HumanBrainmappingConference, Quebec, February 2011.

Rittman,T.,Dorward, J., Spry, E., Martineau, F., Brown,C (on behalf of the Almamata Working Group). ASMEGlobalHealthEducationforTomorrow’sDoctors,October 2011. (Won second prize poster).



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