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Matthew Prina

Dr Matthew Prina

Reader in Epidemiology

Research interests

  • Ageing
  • Mental Health


Matthew Prina is a Reader in Epidemiology 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.  

Matthew joined King’s in 2013 with an MRC Population Health Scientist Fellowship to look at the relationship between frailty and common mental disorders. His research focuses on ageing, mental health and the relationship between physical and mental disorders. He is also interested in systematic reviewing and observational studies.  

Matthew has co-led many seminal reports on ageing, specifically around healthy ageing and dementia, including estimates and their risk factors, published by Alzheimer’s Disease International, Alzheimer’s society and the World Health Organisation. 

Matthew is also very passionate about education. He leads a module in evidence synthesis for MSc students, supervises several MSc and PhD students, and is the chair of the departmental PhD sub-committee. 

Research Interests 

  • Ageing  
  • Life course epidemiology 
  • Multimorbidity & frailty 
  • Common mental disorders epidemiology 
  • Physical & mental health links 
  • Systematic reviewing methods 
  • Observational studies (including data linkage and cross-national comparative studies) 


  • Evidence Synthesis in Global Mental Health (module lead) 
  • Applied Statistical Methods in Psychiatric Epidemiology 
  • Systematic Review in Mental Health 
  • Epidemiology for Mental Health Research