Dr Matthew Roll has been a Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry in the NHS in Scotland for over 19 years.

About to retire from the NHS, he is applying for practising privileges at the Spire Hospital, Murrayfield, Edinburgh.

Dr Roll originally studied Medicine at St Andrews University, Fife, gaining a degree in Medical Science in 1985. He then moved to Manchester Medical School, graduating MB ChB (Batchelor of Medicine and Surgery) in 1988. Both these Academic Institutions are recognised as some of the highest performing in the United Kingdom. After completing Junior House Officer jobs he trained in General Practice before pursuing higher training in Psychiatry in Aberdeen, at that time the only centre of Academic Excellence in Old Age Psychiatry in Scotland with a Chair in Old Age Psychiatry in Scotland.

Dr Roll gained his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Old Age Psychiatry in May 2000, and shortly after commenced his post as Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry in Kirkcaldy, Fife, where he has worked until his impending retirement.

Dr Roll has particular interests in the management of treatment-resistant depression, and research in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease. He has considerable experience in the diagnosis and management of all common Psychiatric disorders in the elderly, including the functional disorders of depressive illness, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar affective disorder (manic depressive illness) and schizophrenia, along with the cognitive disorders of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimers dementia, vascular dementia, Lewy Body dementia (and dementia in Parkinson’s disease), frontotemporal dementia and alcohol related dementia.