Meet the research team

Dr Penny Rapaport - Chief Investigator

Penny Rapaport

Penny is a clinical psychologist and NIHR Advanced Fellow in the Division of Psychiatry at UCL and is a Pathway Fellow. Having worked for many years in services for older people in the NHS she is interested in developing deliverable and sustainable psychosocial interventions for people living with memory problems and those supporting them. She is the co-chief investigator of the HTA funded DREAMS START RCT, testing a non-drug intervention for people living with dementia experiencing sleep problems and is the chief investigator of the NIHR funded HOME study exploring the care and support needs of older people experiencing homelessness and living with memory problems. Penny is also a dignity at work advisor and co-leads the staff mentoring scheme in the Division of Psychiatry.

Garrett Kidd - Research Assistant

Garrett splits his time as an assistant psychologist in the NHS and a research assistant within the Division of Psychiatry at UCL. He completed his BSc in Psychology at the University of Limerick, Ireland in 2019. After teaching in Thailand and China, Garrett then completed his Clinical Mental Health Sciences MSc at UCL in 2021.

He can be found on twitter @garrettkidd_