Prof Claudia Cooper

Honorary Associate Professor

Division of Psychiatry

Faculty of Brain Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Jul 2022

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).  


Not stated
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2004
To be updated
Doctorate, Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists | 2002
University of Southampton
Doctorate, Bachelor of Medicine | 1998


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.