A Psychiatrist, Neuroscientist, Pharmaceutical Physician and UK ABPI Final Signatory. He was a Consultant Psychiatrist in the UK prior to joining Industry and has 17 years’ experience of working in the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. He is highly skilled in the treatment of Psychotic disorders, especially in General Adult and Forensic Psychiatry, in both inpatient and community settings and have significant experience in Clinical Supervision and Research.
He was awarded a Masters (MSc) in Research Methods in Psychiatry (2003) and a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Neuroscience (2012), from King’s College London, UK.
Having treated patients for almost two decades, he now intends to contribute to improving the lives of people through his work as Medical Director at Eisai EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia and Australia).
Brain-relevant antibodies in First Episode Psychosis: A matched case-control study. Fiona Gaughran, John Lally, Katherine Beck, Ruaidhri McCormack, Poonam Gardner-Sood, Ester Coutinho, Leslie Jacobson, Bethan Lang, Ricardo Sainz-Fuertes, Evangelos Papanastasiou, Marta Di Forti, Tim Nicholson, Angela Vincent, Robin M. Murray. Psychol Med. 2017 Sep 18:1-9.
Blood-based biomarkers of cerebral amyloid using PiB PET in non-demented elderly. Westwood S, Leoni E, Hye A, Lynham S, Khondoker MR, Ashton NJ, Kiddle SJ, Baird AL, Sainz-Fuertes R, Leung R, Graf J, Hehir CT, Baker D1, Cereda C, Bazenet C, Ward M, Thambisetty M, Lovestone S. J Alzheimers Dis. 2016 Mar 29;52(2):561-72.
The impact of a novel apolipoprotein E and amyloid-β protein precursor-interacting protein on the production of amyloid-β. Hopkins PC,Sainz-Fuertes R, Lovestone S. J Alzheimers Dis. J Alzheimers Dis. 2011; 26(2):239-53.
Genetic and physiological data implicating the new human gene G72 and the gene for D-amino acid oxidase in schizophrenia. Chumakov I, Blumenfeld M, Guerassimenko O, Cavarec L, Palicio M, Abderrahim H, Bougueleret L, Barry C, Tanaka H, La Rosa P, Puech A, Tahri N, Cohen-Akenine A, Delabrosse S, Lissarrague S, Picard FP, Maurice K, Essioux L, Millasseau P, Grel P, Debailleul V, Simon AM, Caterina D, Dufaure I, Malekzadeh K, Belova M, Luan JJ, Bouillot M, Sambucy JL, Primas G, Saumier M, Boubkiri N, Martin-Saumier S, Nasroune M, Peixoto H, Delaye A, Pinchot V, Bastucci M, Guillou S, Chevillon M, Sainz-Fuertes R, Meguenni S, Aurich-Costa J, Cherif D, Gimalac A, Van Duijn C, Gauvreau D, Ouellette G, Fortier I, Raelson J, Sherbatich T, Riazanskaia N, Rogaev E, Raeymaekers P, Aerssens J, Konings F, Luyten W, Macciardi F, Sham PC, Straub RE, Weinberger DR, Cohen N, Cohen D, Ouelette G, Realson J. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2002; 99: 13675-80.