- Research Associate
- Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (KCL)
- Paid Work and Mental Health
- Dr. Gayan Perera
SLAM BRC Nucleus
Institute of Psychiatry
De Crespigny Park
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.