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Dr Jonathan Underwood

Dr Jonathan Underwood

MRC-NIHR Clinical Academic Research Partnership Fellow

School of Medicine

Email
underwoodj7@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2074 6718
Campuses
A1 corridor, Main Hospital Building, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN

I am a consultant physician specialising in acute medicine and infectious diseases based at the University Hospital of Wales. I completed a PhD at Imperial College London in 2017 where I studied cognitive impairment in treated HIV-disease. My main research interest is understanding the neurological sequelae of infections.

I have recently been awarded an MRC-NIHR Clinical Academic Research Partnership grant to study blood-brain barrier dysfunction and cognitive outcomes following bloodstream infection. This work is in partnership with Prof Neil Harrison based at CUBRIC and the SAIL Databank at Swansea University and Public Health Wales.

Honours and awards

  • Highly commended poster award – British HIV Association, April 2019
  • Best research presentation – HIV CNS UK meeting, March 2018
  • Highly commended poster award – British HIV Association, April 2017
  • Margaret Johnson prize for best oral research presentation – British HIV Association, April 2016
  • Gordon M Holmes prize (for Medicine finals) – July 2005
  • Distinction in Clinical Practice (finals) – July 2005
  • Honours in Clinical Pharmacology and Medicine (finals) – July 2005

Committees and reviewing

  • Executive Comittee - British HIV Association
  • Education and Scientific Subcommittee - British HIV Association

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I currently provide educational and clinical supervision to ACCS and infectious diseases trainees. 

I also supervise student SSC projects and teach clinical skills to undergraduates.

Primarily using neuropsychological testing and neuroimaging, I studied cognitive impairment in treated HIV-disease during my PhD at Imperial College London.

I have recently been awarded an MRC-NIHR Clinical Academic Research Partnership grant to study blood-brain barrier dysfunction and cognitive outcomes following bloodstream infection. This work is in partnership with Prof Neil Harrison based at CUBRIC and the SAIL Databank at Swansea University and Public Health Wales.