Gill Livingston is professor of psychiatry of older people and head of mental health care of older people’s research department in the Division of Psychiatry, University College London, & consultant psychiatrist, Camden &Islington NHS FT in the UK.
She led the Lancet International Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care, launched in 2017. It contained the first life course analysis of potentially modifiable risks in dementia. She works to the commission’s strapline “Acting now on dementia prevention, intervention, and care will vastly improve living and dying for individuals with dementia and their families, and in doing so, will transform the future for society.” She also leads the new Lancet standing commission on dementia.
Her other research includes the START project which successfully reduced depression in carers in a randomised controlled trial, demonstrating clinical and cost effectiveness and long term effectiveness. She has also researched interventions in care homes; non-pharmacological interventions for sleep in dementia and dementia and interventions in minority ethnic groups.