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Dr Liz Sampson
Charles Bell House
67-73 Riding House Street
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer
  • Division of Psychiatry
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences

I am a clinical senior lecturer, Mental Health Sciences Unit (UCL), my post is supported by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit. My principle research interests are palliative and end of life care in dementia (epidemiological and health services research). Other work includes research on liaison psychiatry for older people particularly the epidemiology and outcomes for older people with dementia and delirium on acute hospital wards. This work is supported by Alzheimer’s Society.
I have worked on clinical trials of new drug therapies for delirium and more recently therapies for dementia (with the north Thames DeNDRoN network).
I trained in medicine at Birmingham University and have an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

I also work  as a consultant in Haringey Memory Service with Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust.

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Research Summary

My work is suported by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit.

Epidemiology and health services research: to identify barriers to access to good quality palliative and end of life care for older people, complex interventions to improve care in a range of settings

-The CoMPASs:IOn Programme (Care Of Memory Problems in Advanced Stages: Improving Our kNowledge). A 3 year programme grant funded by Marie Curie Cancer Care UK

-Improving health care in care homes. Developing an evidenced based intervention to improve health care for, and prevent avoidable hospital admission of, older care home residents with frailty or dementia. NIHR Programme development Grant (with Professor Murna Downs University of Bradford)

-Pain in Impaired Cognition.COST "European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research".  Action brings together leading researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines. The major aim is the development of a comprehensive and internationally agreed-on assessment toolkit for older adults targeting the various subtypes of dementia and various aspects of pain, including pain diagnostics, cognitive examination and guidelines for proper assessment. http://www.cost-td1005.net/

-The START study. Interventions for carers of peopel with dementia:  (with Prof. G Livingston)

-The Behaviour and Pain (BepAid) Study
. The Impact of acute Hospitalisation on People with Dementia: -BUPA Foundation/Alzheimer's Society
-Dementia in the Acute Hospital.MRC funded fellowship to characterise epidemiology,outcomes, the impact of dementia and predictors of mortality
-Delirium: epidemiological studies in the acute hospital

-Collaboration with the DeNDRoN network
-Cochrane reviewer

Teaching Summary

I teach on research methodology for the MSc in Psychiatric research

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