Associate Professor James Burrell

Associate Professor James Burrell, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Young Onset Dementia Clinic, Concord.

James graduated with a combined Arts/Medicine degree from the University of New South Wales in 2000. He completed basic physicians training at Prince of Wales Hospital, before progressing through advanced training in neurology at Concord and Royal Prince Alfred hospitals. He completed a fellowship in neuromuscular disease and neurophysiology in 2008. He completed a PhD at Neuroscience Research Australia, then took up a position as Senior Research Officer at the same institution from 2012-2016. A/Prof Burrell moved to the University of Sydney as Senior Research Fellow (2017-2018), Senior Lecturer (2017-2019) and most recently Clinical Associate Professor (2019-). His PhD and post-doctorate research focuses on the clinical, neuropsychological, neurophysiological, and neuroimaging characteristics of dementias, with a specific aim of improving diagnostic and prognostic markers. James has been a staff specialist in neurology at Concord Hospital since 2011, where he runs a Young Onset Dementia clinic.

Forefront Group:

  • BMC FRONTIER Frontotemporal Dementia Research Group

Affiliate Organisations

Concord Hospital, Concord Clinical School, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney

Neurodegeneration of interest:



  • Behavioural neurology
  • Clinical neurophysiology

Specific Skills:

  • Clinician
  • Clinical neurophysiologist