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Dr Claudia Cooper
Appointment
  • Reader in Old Age Psychiatry
  • Division of Psychiatry
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Biography

I studied medicine at Southampton University, graduating in 1998, after which I trained in psychiatry in North London. From 2005 I was clinical lecturer in old age psychiatry at UCL Mental health sciences unit, and have worked here ever since, as MRC Research training fellow (2007-9) and from 2009 as a senior lecturer.
I am an honorary consultant old age psychiatrist with Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, currently working in Camden Memory service, and research director for dementia with North Thames DeNDRoN.

Research Themes
Research Summary

I am interested in the epidemiology of older people's mental health, happiness and wellbeing, and in the mental health of carers of people with dementia. Other research interests include elder abuse - its epidemiology and prevention; and the provision of quality and equality in dementia care.

Teaching Summary

I am lead for undergraduate adult and older adult psychiatry at UCL. I teach on the MSc in psychiatric research (systematic reviews, statistics).  

Academic Background
2004 MSc Master of Science – Psychiatry Not stated
2002 MRCPsych Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists – Psychiatry To be updated
1998 BM Bachelor of Medicine – Clinical Medicine University of Southampton
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