Professor Tom Arie,1933 – 2020

June 19th, 2020

A former academic staff member of the Department of Healthcare of the Elderly at the University , Professor Tom Arie, died on Sunday 24 May 2020, at the age of 86.

Often described as one of the founding fathers of old age psychiatry, Professor Arie  developed the first department to formally integrate geriatric medical and psychiatric services, and spent 19 years establishing the University of Nottingham as a leading centre for old age psychiatry.

As well as serving as chair of the Old Age Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and chair of the Geriatric Psychiatry Section of the World Psychiatric Association, he was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1995 Birthday Honours for Services to Medicine.

His contribution and the impact his work has had is reflected in his obituary in the Guardian.

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