Prof Claudia Cooper

Prof Claudia Cooper



  • Professor of Psychiatry of Older Age
    Division of Psychiatry
    Faculty of Brain Sciences

Joined UCL


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.

Award year Qualification Institution
2004 MSc
Master of Science
Not stated
2002 MRCPsych
Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
To be updated
1998 BM
Bachelor of Medicine
Clinical Medicine
University of Southampton

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.