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Prof Liz Sampson
PI Office 6
6th floor, Wing B, Maple House
149 Tottenham Court Road
London
W1T 7NF
Tel: 020 7679 9730
Fax: 020 7679 9426
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Appointment
  • Professor of Dementia and Palliative Care
  • Division of Psychiatry
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Biography

I studied medicine at the University of Birmingham and gained my MD from the Institute of Neurology at UCL. I was awarded a Medical Research Council Special Training Fellowship in Health Services Research and completed an MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2006). I work clinically as a consultant in Liaison Psychiatry (lead for older people) at North Middlesex University Hospital with Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust. 


I am elected to the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry Executive Committee (2021).


I was awarded the William Farr Medal by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries (2014) for research that makes a significant contribution to improving the care of older people.

Research Groups
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Research Summary

My research focuses on key clinical issues for frail older people. My main areas of interest are:
  • Dementia and delirium in acute hospital patients: Epidemiology and health services research 
  • Identifying, better understanding and managing common symptoms, including pain, delirium and difficulty swallowing. 
  • Using mixed methods (data, cohort studies co-design) to implement better care.
  • Liaison psychiatry for older hospital inpatients

I am the PI on the EMBED-Care programme, a major ESRC/NIHR grant (with Cicely Saunders Institute, KCL) that aims to improve symptom management in  people  at all stages of dementia from acute hospital to community settings, using big data, cohort studies, qualitative research and co-design, underpinned by extensive PPI and public engagement. 

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychiatry/research/marie-curie-palliative-care-research-department/research/centre-dementia-palliative-care


Other selected academic activities
  • Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group (CDCIG) editorial board
  • BAP Dementia Guideline Group
  • Lancet Commission on dementia
  • BJPsychOpen editorial board
  • Member of Alzheimer's Society care grants board


Social media

Twitter: @drlizsampson

YouTube: 

Dr Liz Sampson's work overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA0qiDB-dc8

The impact of dying with dementia on the health outcomes of carers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDyNQ2hRxUg

Assessment and management of pain in dementia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLZyXFxGJr0

Pain assessment and management in FTD and motor neurone disease: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edms71JX9qQ

The Last Stage of Alzheimer's: What You Need to Know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvfWGa0MDf8





Teaching Summary

I am the Postgraduate Tutor for the UCL Division of Psychiatry. I teach MSc students at UCL, national and international universities. 

Academic Background
2005   Master of Science London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2003   Doctor of Medicine University of London
1998   Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists University of London
1993   Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery University of Birmingham
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