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Prof Claudia Cooper

Professor of Psychiatry of Older Age

Division of Psychiatry

Faculty of Brain Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Jan 2005

Research summary

I am interested in the epidemiology of older people's mental health, happiness and wellbeing, and in the mental health of carers of people with dementia. Other research interests include elder abuse - its epidemiology and prevention; and the provision of quality and equality in dementia care.

Teaching summary

I am lead for undergraduate adult and older adult psychiatry at UCL. I teach on the MSc in psychiatric research (systematic reviews, statistics).  

Education

Not stated
, | 2004
To be updated
, | 2002
University of Southampton
, | 1998

Biography

I studied medicine at Southampton University, graduating in 1998, after which I trained in psychiatry in North London. From 2005 I was clinical lecturer in old age psychiatry at UCL Mental health sciences unit, and have worked here ever since, as MRC Research training fellow (2007-9) and from 2009 as a senior lecturer.
I am an honorary consultant old age psychiatrist with Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, currently working in Camden Memory service, and research director for dementia with North Thames DeNDRoN.

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