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Prof Liz Sampson
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149 Tottenham Court Road
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  • Professor of Dementia and Palliative Care
  • Marie Curie Palliative Care
  • Division of Psychiatry
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences

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  as a consultant and am joint clinical lead for Liaison Psychiatry at Barts and the Royal London Hospital with East London Foundation Mental Health Trust. 

I am a member of 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.

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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 
  • Liaison psychiatry for older hospital inpatients
  • 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.

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. 


Other selected  activities:

  • Executive Committee Member- Faculty of Liaison Psychiatry
  • Board member- European Delirium Association
  • BAP Dementia Guideline Group
  • Lancet Commission on dementia
  • BJPsychOpen editorial board
  • Age and Ageing editorial board
  • Member of Alzheimer's Society care grants board

Social media

Twitter: @proflizsampson


Prof. 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 supervise 5 UCL PhD students and teach at 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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