Dr Gayan Perera

  • Research Associate

Dr Gayan Perera is an Epidemiologist currently working at Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London/ South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust BRC case register (CRIS).  He completed his PhD, ‘Predictors of response to Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors: An observational case register-based cohort study’, at King’s College London in 2012. His current dementia related research interests are the effect of medication including ACE inhibitors, anxiolytics and antidepressants on cognitive function and survival as well as effect of mid-life risk factors on late life cognitive decline among dementia patients. His  background is Public Health and interested in public health issues among older people.

For this project he will be using British Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) conducted in 1993, 2000 and 2007 to investigate factors contributing to those people working after age 65.

Blog Posts

Mental health needs of “baby boomers” (50- 70 year olds) covered in new report from England’s Chief Medical Officer

Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer for England, has focused on the health of people aged between 50 and 70 – often called the ‘baby boomers’ – in her latest annual report on the state of the public’s health. The report, titled ‘Baby Boomers: Fit for the Future’, covers topics such as the ...Read More »
Dr Gayan Perera

Dr. Gayan Perera was a guest speaker at the ICAP SRI Lanka conference in August 2016

icap_wherl_presentation Dr. Gayan Perera speaking at ICAP 2016 conference in Sri Lanka (August 2016) https://twitter.com/icapsrilanka/status/769123605661835264
Dr Gayan Perera