Dr Thomas Jackson BSc MBBS MRCP(Geriatrics)

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing

Contact details

University of Birmingham Research Laboratory. Write-up 1
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Mindelsohn Way
B15 2WB

Dr Jackson is a geriatrician and clinical research fellow. He is investigating delirium and dementia in general hospital settings as part of a joint Research into Ageing Fund/AgeUK and British Geriatrics Society Clinical Fellowship.


Clinical Fellow in Ageing Research and Visiting Consultant in Geriatric Medicine

  •  MRCP Geriatrics 2012
  •  Membership of the Royal College of Physicians London 2006
  •  MBBS, University of London 2003
  •  BSc, University of London 2000


Dr Jackson qualified in 2003 in London and moved to Birmingham to complete ST training in geriatric medicine and general internal medicine in 2007, gaining his certificate of completion of training (CCT) in 2012. During his training he was active in the British Geriatrics Society and was chair of the BGS Training Committee from 2009 to 2011. He was awarded a joint Age UK-Research into Ageing Fund and British Geriatric Society Clinical Fellowship in 2012 and is based at the University of Birmingham looking at validating tools to diagnose unrecognised dementia in patients with delirium as well as investigating the immune and inflammatory effects of delirium.

He is supervised by Professor Janet Lord here at Birmingham, Professor John Gladman at the University of Nottingham and Dr Bart Sheehan at the University of Nottingham. Other specialist interests include perioperative medicine of the older patient and falls. He works as a visiting consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in the departments of Geriatric Medicine and Acute Medicine.


  • Delirium and dementia in the general hospital (link to project page)
  • Inflammatory changes in delirium and dementia
  • The role of the immune system in neuroinflammation