King’s College London

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King’s College London is one of the top 30 universities in the world (2011/2012 QS international world rankings), the Sunday Times ‘University of the Year 2010/11’ and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, it has nearly 23,500 students from 150 countries and approximately 6,000 employees. King’s has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cuttingedge research. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise for British universities, 23 departments were ranked in the top quartile of British universities; over half of our academic staff work in departments that are in the top 10 per cent in the UK in their field and can thus be classed as world leading. The College is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of nearly £525 million.

The Institute of Psychiatry is a postgraduate medical school associated with the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and is a School of King’s College London of the University of London. It has an outstanding international reputation in the field of research. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008), “the IOP had the largest number of world leading or internationally excellent research activity units” for Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience in the UK. The Institute has approximately 870 students and 1000 staff and has an annual budget of approximately £70 million. The Institute offers a range of Diploma, MSc, MPhil, and PhD courses in psychiatry, psychology and related basic and clinical neurosciences.

Our group mainly focuses on global ageing and chronic conditions. Since 1998, we have been coordinating the 10/66 Dementia Research Group, a network of researchers mainly from low and middle income countries (LMIC), working together to promote better research into dementia in those regions. The group has published over 100 papers covering dementia prevalence, incidence, aetiology, and impact, and contributed to knowledge of public health aspects of ageing and chronic disease in LMIC. In 2013 we founded the Global Observatory for Ageing and Dementia Care in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI). The observatory has a tripartite mission:

  • to build upon the 10/66 Dementia Research Group research to maximise the impact that research findings from our data can have upon policy and practice;
  • to develop, evaluate and promote primary care and community interventions for people with dementia;
  • to synthesise global evidence for policymakers and public, in particular, continuing and developing our role in the preparation of high impact evidence-based reports for ADI, the World Health Organization and other relevant intergovernmental organisations.

Members of the team

Dr Matthew Prina matthew.prina@kcl.ac.uk

Matthew Prina (M) has a BSc (Hons) from the University of Glasgow, together with an MPhil in Epidemiology and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Cambridge. He is currently a Medical Research Council (MRC) Population Health Scientist Research Fellow, based within the Centre for Global Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, KCL. He was a leading contributor to the Alzheimer’s Disease International 2013 World Alzheimer Report on dementia care, the seminal ADI report on nutrition and dementia, and the ADI 2013 update to the global estimates of dementia. He is author of several articles on mental health in older age and has recently authored two systematic reviews on definitions of successful ageing. He was awarded the young investigator award at the last World Congress of Epidemiology in Edinburgh. He is interested in epidemiological methods and longitudinal studies. He is currently involved in several international and cross cultural collaborations focusing on frailty, healthy life expectancy and common mental disorders, working with large international longitudinal epidemiological studies.

Prof Martin Prince martin.prince@kcl.ac.uk

Martin Prince (M) is Professor of Epidemiological Psychiatry, Head of the Health Service and Population Research Department, at the Institute of Psychiatry and co-Director of the Centre for Global Mental Health at King’s College London. He trained in Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His work is oriented to the salience of mental and neurological disorders to health and social policy in low and middle income countries (LMIC), with a focus on ageing and dementia. He has coordinated since 1998 the 10/66 Dementia Research Group, a network of researchers mainly from LMIC, working together to promote more good research into dementia in those regions. The group has published over 100 papers covering dementia prevalence, incidence, aetiology, and impact, and contributed to knowledge of public health aspects of ageing and chronic disease in LMIC. He was co-author of the Dementia UK report that informed the UK Government’s National Dementia Strategy. He lead the development of the widely reported ADI World Alzheimer Reports for 2009 (prevalence and numbers).

Carolina Kralj carolina.kralj@kcl.ac.uk

Carolina trained as a Medical Doctor and a Psychiatrist in Argentina. She has a MSc in Gerontology from King’s College London and is currently a research worker based within the Centre for Global Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, KCL. Her research interests include Mental Health determinants of healthy ageing, and public health prevention and interventions in the older population.

Christina Daskalopoulou christina.daskalopoulou@kcl.ac.uk

Christina joined KCL in 2016 as a PhD student based in the Department of Health Services and Population Research, working under the ATHLOS Project. After gaining her first degree in Applied Mathematics at NTUA (2009), she acquired a two-year MSc in Applied Statistics (2011) and joined the actuarial department of NN insurance company. In parallel, she obtained a second MSc in Statistics (2015), majoring in mortality data analysis, funded by a PWC studentship.

Contact

Centre administrator Enitan Ledger Enitan.ledger@kcl.ac.uk

EU Research Funding Off Francis Wilson francis.wilson@kcl.ac.uk