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Joined King’s College London as a Research Assistant in October 2018. Currently working on a project that aims to improve the health of young people and evaluate a youth violence intervention project.  Previously worked as a Research Assistant at UCL on a project looking at managing agitation and raising quality of life in people with dementia. Graduated with a First-Class Honours from Cardiff University and undertaking an MSc in Public Health at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2019-2020. Will remain working at KCL part time.  

Research Interests

  • Service Improvement  
  • Forensic   
  • Public Health 

Research Groups

  • Q Community 

Expertise and Public Engagement

  • Member of Q Community 
  • Service Delivery Volunteer at Victim Support 
  • Outreach/Engagement activities under HERON (Health Inequalities Research Network)  


Laybourne, A., Livingston, G., Cousins, S., Rapaport, P.,   Lambe, K., La Frenais, F., Savage, H Manela., Stringer, A., Marston, L., Barber, J., Cooper, C. (2018). Carer coping and resident agitation as predictors of quality of life in care home residents living with dementia: Managing Agitation and Raising Quality of Life (MARQUE) English national care home prospective cohort study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 43 (1), 106-113.  

Livingston, G., Barber, J., Marston, L., Stringer, A., Panca, M., Hunter, R., Cooper, C., Laybourne, A., La Frenais , F.,  Reeves, S., Manela, M., Lambe, K., Banerjee, S., Rapaport, P. (2019). Clinical and cost-effectiveness of the Managing Agitation and Raising Quality of Life (MARQUE) intervention for agitation in people with dementia in care homes: a single-blind, cluster-randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Psychiatry, 6 (4) 292-304.