Professor James Rowe is the Director of the Cambridge University Centre for Frontotemporal Dementia and related disorders. The Centre supports over 300 patients and families affected by the diverse array of problems caused by frontotemporal lobar degeneration. In addition to his clinical activity, he is an international leader in dementia research, with over 250 research papers that bring together basic systems neuroscience, clinical and genetic heterogeneity, advanced brain imaging and physiology, and treatment. He trained in Experimental Psychology (Cambridge), Clinical Medicine (Oxford), Neurology (London) and his PhD (UCL), before his current position as Professor of Cognitive Neurology in Cambridge and honorary Professorship at the University of Copenhagen. The cross-disciplinary nature of his research reflects an innovative approach to experimental medicine, for the development and targeting of new treatments for dementia, including Frontotemporal dementia.