Dr Rimona Weil

Tel: 0203 448 4166
Email: rimona.weil@nhs.net

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Cognitive disorders clinic, Movement disorders, Neurology and neurosurgery

Professional background

Dr Weil graduated from Downing College, Cambridge with a first class degree in Medical Sciences, before studying clinical medicine at University College London. She trained in general medicine at the Hammersmith, Brompton and Whittington hospitals (MRCP in 2004). She trained in Neurology at the Royal Free Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. She is now a Wellcome Trust Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. She runs clinics in Cognitive Disorders, Movement Disorders and General neurology and has a particular interest in hallucinations and cognitive disorders in Parkinson’s disease.

Research interests

Dr Weil’s PhD research was at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL, where she examined the integration of visual signals in the healthy and damaged brain. She was awarded a post-doctoral UCL Excellence Fellowship in 2014 to study visual changes in Parkinson’s disease. She now leads a Wellcome-funded group that aims to shed light on how dementia happens in Parkinson’s disease, using visual perception measures and neuroimaging to detect early clues of cognitive involvement in Parkinson’s disease.


  • Weil RS, Costantini A, Schrag AE. Mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease – What is it? In press. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports. 2018.
  • Malek N, Weil RS, Bresner C et al. Features of GBA-associated Parkinson’s disease at presentation in the United Kingdom Tracking Parkinson’s study. In press. JNNP. 2018.
  • Weil RS, Schwarzopf DS et al. Assessing cognitive dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease: An online tool to detect visuo-perceptual deficits. In press. Mov Disord. 2018.
  • Weil RS, Lashley T, Bras J, Schrag AE, Schott JM. Current concepts and controversies in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. F1000Res 2017;
  • Weil RS, McColgan P, Schrag AE et al. Reply: MRI findings of visual system alterations in Parkinson’s disease. Brain. 2017; 140(11):e70.
  • Weil RS, Pappa K et al. The Cats-and-Dogs test: A tool to identify visuoperceptual deficits in Parkinson’s disease. Mov Disord. 2017; Epub ahead of print.
  • Weil RS, Schrag A, Warren JD, Crutch SJ, Lees AJ, Morris HR. Visual dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. Brain. 2016; 139(11):2827-2843.
  • Nageshwaran S, Mullin S, Cowley P, Dorward N, Mort D, Weil RS. Subarachnoid haemorrhage as presenting feature of lumbar spinal arteriovenous malformation. Practical Neurology. 2013; 13(5):319-21
  • Weil LG, Fleming SM, Dumontheil I, Kilford EJ, Weil RS, Rees G, Dolan RJ, Blakemore SJ. The development of metacognitive ability in adolescence. Consciousness and Cognition. 2013; 22(1):264-71
  • Weil RS, Wykes V, Carmel D, Rees G. Opposite effects of perceptual and working memory load on perceptual filling-in of an artificial scotoma. Cognitive Neuroscience. 2012;3(1):36-44
  • Weil RS and Rees G. A new taxonomy for perceptual filling-in. Brain Research Reviews. 2011; 67:40-55.
  • Weil RS, Fleming SM, Nagy Z, Dolan RJ, Rees G. Relating introspective accuracy to individual differences in brain structure. Science. 2010; 329(5998):1541-3
  • Weil RS and Rees G. Decoding the neural correlates of consciousness. Current Opinion in Neurology. 2010; 23(6):649-55
  • Song C, Kanai R, Fleming SM, Weil RS, Schwarzkopf DS, Rees G. Relating inter-individual differences in metacognitive performance on difference perceptual tasks. Consciousness and Cognition 2010; 20(4):1787-92
  • Weil RS, Furl N, Ruff CC, Symmonds M, Flandin G, Dolan RJ, Driver J, Rees G. Rewarding feedback after correct visual discriminations has general and specific influences on visual cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2010; 104(3):1746-57
  • Weil RS, Plant GT, James-Galton M and Rees G. Neural correlates of hemianopic completion across the vertical meridian. Neuropsychologia. 2009;47(2):457-64
  • Weil RS and Rees G. How does the brain fill-in the visual world? Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation. 2009; 9(4):12-15
  • Weil RS, Watkins S and Rees G. Neural correlates of perceptual completion of an artificial scotoma in human visual cortex measured using functional MRI. Neuroimage. 2008;42(4):1519-28
  • Weil RS, Cavanna AE, Willoughby JMT, Robertson MM. Air swallowing as a tic. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 2008;65(5):497-500
  • Weil RS, Kilner J, Haynes JD, Rees G. Neural correlates of perceptual filling-in of an artificial scotoma in humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2007; 104(12):5211-6
  • Tofts PS, Benton CE, Weil RS, Tozer DJ, Altmann DR, Jager HR, Waldman AD and Rees JH. Quantitative analysis of whole-tumour gadolinium enhancement histograms predicts transformation in low-grade gliomas. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2007; 25(1):208-14
  • Weil RS, Cohen JM, Portarena I, Brada M Optimal dose of stereotactic radiosurgery for acoustic neuroma: a systematic review. B J Neurosurgery. 2006; 20(4):195-202
  • Hunt D, Weil R, Nicholson AG, Burke MM, Du Bois R, Wells A. Pulmonary capillaritis and its relationship to development of emphysema in hypocomplementaemic urticarial vasculitis syndrome. Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis. 2006; 23:70-2.
  • Candler PM, Hart PE, Barnett M, Weil R, Rees JH. A follow-up study of patients with paraneoplastic neurological disease in the United Kingdom. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. 2004; 75: 1411-1415

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