Martin Prince is Professor of Epidemiological Psychiatry 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, dementia and other chronic disease. 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 140 papers covering dementia prevalence, incidence, aetiology and impact and contributed to knowledge of public health aspects of ageing and chronic disease in LMIC.
He co-authored 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), 2010 (societal cost) and 2011 (early intervention), 2013 (long term care), 2014 (modifiable risk factors), 2015 (update on prevalence, incidence and cost) and was a leading contributor to the WHO World Dementia Report 2012. He was one of three editors for the 2007 Lancet Series on Global Mental Health, and is committed to further research and advocacy to support the call for action for improved coverage of evidence-based community treatments. He coordinated the development of the WHO Mental Health Gap Action Plan (mhGAP) clinical guidelines for dementia care by non-specialists in LMIC.
In the broader field of ageing and health, his work spans chronic disease epidemiology (stroke, hypertension, diabetes, and anaemia), frailty, disability and dependence, social protection and care for older people. He is particularly interested in health service and system responses to the challenges of population ageing, and co-chaired the WHO Integrated Care for Older People (I-COPE) Guideline Development Group
Theme: Medical Innovations for Chronic Conditions / Families & Communities
Projects & Grants:
European Union Framework 2020 (Coordinator JM Haro, PSJJD, Barcelona). ATHLOS consortium work group lead. Trajectories of Healthy Ageing. (2015-2020)
European Research Council Advanced Grant. 10/66 ten years on – monitoring and improving health expectancy by targeting frailty among older people in middle income countries. (2014-2010)
NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Health Systems Strengthening in Sub Saharan Africa (Health Systems Strengthening). 2017-2021
NIHR Global Health Research Group on Stroke. 2018-2021
BINDAAS: Brief IPT for Depression among newly diagnosed people living with HIV/AIDS. Adaption & evaluation of an intervention package using mixed methods. Psychiatry Research Trust 2017-2021
Sousa RM, Ferri CP, Acosta D, Albanese E, Guerra M, Huang Y, Jacob KS, Jotheeswaran AT, Rodriguez JJ, Pichardo GR, Rodriguez MC, Salas A, Sosa AL, Williams J, Zuniga T, Prince M. Contribution of chronic diseases to disability in elderly people in countries with low and middle incomes: a 10/66 Dementia Research Group population-based survey. Lancet. 2009 Nov 28;374(9704):1821-30.
Ferri CP, Acosta D, Guerra M, Huang Y, Llibre-Rodriguez JJ, Salas A, Sosa AL, Williams JD, Gaona C, Liu Z, Noriega-Fernandez L, Jotheeswaran AT, Prince MJ. Socioeconomic Factors and All Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality among Older People in Latin America, India, and China: A Population-Based Cohort Study. PLoS Med. 2012 Feb;9(2):e1001179
Ferri CP, Acosta D, Guerra M, Huang Y, Llibre-Rodriguez JJ, Salas A, Sosa AL, Williams JD, Gaona C, Liu Z, Noriega-Fernandez L, Jotheeswaran AT, Prince MJ. Socioeconomic Factors and All Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality among Older People in Latin America, India, and China: A Population-Based Cohort Study. PLoS Med. 2012 Feb;9(2):e1001179. Epub 2012 Feb 28. PubMed PMID: 22389633; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3289608.
Prince MJ, Wu F, Guo Y, Gutierrez Robledo LM, O'Donnell M, Sullivan R, Yusuf S. The burden of disease in older people and implications for health policy and practice. Lancet. 2015 Feb 7;385(9967):549-62. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61347-7. Epub 2014 Nov 6. PubMed PMID: 25468153.
Jotheeswaran AT, Bryce R, Prina M, Acosta D, Ferri CP, Guerra M, Huang Y, Rodriguez JJ, Salas A, Sosa AL, Williams JD, Dewey ME, Acosta I, Liu Z, Beard J, Prince M. Frailty and the prediction of dependence and mortality in low- and middle-income countries: a 10/66 population-based cohort study. BMC Med. 2015 Jun 10;13(1):138. doi: 10.1186/s12916-015-0378-4. PubMed PMID: 26063168; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4481121.
The 10/66 Dementia Research Group comprises an extensive network of researchers in countries in Latin America, Africa, south and south east Asia
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