Emma Reynish is a consultant physician in Geriatric Medicine at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, and Professor of Dementia Research, at the University of Stirling where she leads the dementia and social gerontology research group. She returned to clinical medicine in the UK in 2007 after training in Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology, University of Toulouse, France where she developed a subspecialty interest in the management of cognitive disorders and dementia. During this time she co-ordinated the European Alzheimer's Disease Consortium, set up and co-ordinated the ICTUS project and lead the prevalence group of the EuroCoDe project . Her current research focuses on improving outcomes for people with dementia in the acute hospital. Her role in clinical improvement over the last 10 years resulted in the development of a standardised Older Persons Routine Acute Assessment (OPRAA). This routine clinical dataset of is now used in her research to understand the complexity of the outcomes experienced by people with dementia within the general hospital. Alongside this work she is collaborating with ICHOM on the development of a standard set of global outcome measures for people with dementia, and has interests in the management of pain and the benefit of music for people with dementia. She chairs the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium and the British Geriatrics Society Dementia Section.