Matthew Prina is a Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London and Head of the Social Epidemiology Research Group. He initially studied at the University of Glasgow, and then moved to Cambridge University to complete an MPhil in Epidemiology and a PhD in Public Health.
He became an MRC Population Health Scientist Research Fellow within the Centre for Global Mental Health at King’s College London in 2013, before being appointed Lecturer in Ageing & Mental Health. Matthew has co-led many seminal reports on ageing, specifically around dementia care, risk factors, numbers and estimates, published by Alzheimer’s Disease International, Alzheimer’s society and the World Health Organisation.
His research focuses on ageing, mental health and the relationship between physical and mental disorders. He is also interested in specific research methods and study designs, including data linkage, systematic reviewing, longitudinal studies and cross-national comparative studies. He is currently working on the ATHLOS project (Ageing Trajectories of Health: Longitudinal Opportunities and Synergies) with Prof Martin Prince, he is part of an NIHR funded Global Health Group on DEmentia PrEvention and Care (DEPEC), and is heavily involved with the work of the 10/66 Dementia Research Group.
Matthew is also very passionate about education. He leads a couple of MSc modules, supervises several MSc and PhD students, and is the chair of the departmental PhD sub-committee.
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