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Personal Statement

Kieren joined the CIS department in 2018. His particular research interest is in non-communicable disease including dementia, ageing populations, mental health alongside the potential role of digital health in future healthcare. His PhD work involved a systematic review of candidate dementia interventions with the CAMARADES group at the University of Edinburgh (http://www.dcn.ed.ac.uk/camarades/default.htm) and derived a number of evidence based reasons as to why candidate interventions do not always succeed in clinical trials. 

Upon finishing his PhD, he was seconded for a temporary position with the World Health Organization (WHO), where he was subsequently invited to continue full time. During this time at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, his central task was themed on the design of an Internet-based intervention to connect and empower caregivers of people with dementia (https://www.isupportfordementia.org/en). Other tasks included: focus group studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses across mental health and substance abuse disorders, some of which led to the development of WHO guidelines.

After a research fellow post at the University of Surrey which provided substantial epidemiological field and publishing experience through admixed cohort study in Brazil, his subsequent fellowship position continued his research interest in technology and dementia through the, ‘Technology Integrated Healthcare Management’ study (http://www.sabp.nhs.uk/tihm). To date he has 24 peer-reviewed publications, which have led to over 500 citations. 

Keywords

  • Dementia
  • Technology
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • person-centred
  • public health
  • Mental health
  • systematic reviews
  • meta analyses
  • Digital health

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Research Output 2011 2017

6 Citations (Scopus)
11 Downloads (Pure)

Amerindian (but not African or European) ancestry is significantly associated with diurnal preference within an admixed Brazilian population

Egan, K. J., Campos Santos, H., Beijamini, F., Duarte, N. E., Horimoto, A. R. V. R., Taporoski, T. P., Vallada, H., Negrão, A. B., Krieger, J. E., Pedrazzoli, M., Knutson, K. L., Pereira, A. C. & von Schantz, M., 7 Feb 2017, In : Chronobiology International. 34, 2, p. 269-272 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Population
Sex Education
Genetic Polymorphisms
Circadian Rhythm
Ethnic Groups
38 Citations (Scopus)
35 Downloads (Pure)

Body mass index in midlife and dementia: systematic review and meta-regression analysis of 589,649 men and women followed in longitudinal studies

Albanese, E., Launer, L. J., Egger, M., Prince, M. J., Giannakopoulos, P., Wolters, F. J. & Egan, K., 20 Jun 2017, In : Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring. 8, p. 165-178 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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Regression analysis
Longitudinal Studies
Dementia
Meta-Analysis
Body Mass Index