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Martin Orrell

Director - Institute of Mental Health / Head, Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Professor Martin Orrell, FRCPsych PhD is Director of the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham. Until February 2015 he was Professor of Ageing and Mental Health at University College London and Director of Research and Development at North East London Foundation Trust. He is a Visiting Professor at City University and Honorary Professor at the University of Liverpool. He is Chair of the Memory Services National Accreditation Panel (MSNAP) and a member of the Prime Ministers Challenge on Dementia Research Group. He has been awarded 5 major dementia grants totalling £11 million on psychosocial interventions for dementia care and is co-applicant on a further £9 million. He has published over 200 academic papers. He is a Board member of both INTERDEM and the International Psychogeriatric Association. In 2014 he was elected President of the European Association of Geriatric Psychiatry. He is Editor of the journal Aging & Mental Health.

Research Summary

2012-2016 NIHR - Programme Grant £2,019,344

Valuing Active Life In Dementia (VALID)

2014-2018 ESRC/NIHR Dementia 2012

Promoting Independence in Dementia (PRIDE) £3,686,671

2014-2019 NIHR - Programme Grant £1,978,647

Achieving Quality and Effectiveness in Dementia Using Crisis Teams (AQUEDUCT)

2012-2017 NIHR - Programme Grant £1,998,595

Effective home care support in dementia: components , impact and costs of tertiary prevention

2014-2017 Joint Programme Neurodegenerative Diseases (EU) Euro 1.199.819

Adaptive Implementation and Validation of the positively evaluated Meeting Centres Support

Programme for people with dementia and their carers in Europe

2014-2017 Joint Programme Neurodegenerative Diseases (EU) Euro 2.089.378

Access to Timely Formal Care ACTIF Care.

Recent Publications

Past Research

Involved in 6 Cochrane reviews on the effectiveness of different treatments for dementia. With Bob Woods developed and evaluated CST a useful and cost effective therapy for dementia with a similar effect size to drug treatments. CST recommended in NICE dementia guidelines, used in 25 countries and 90% UK memory services, and published as a manual www.cstdementia.com.

Led the development of the Camberwell Assessment of Need for the Elderly (CANE) an effective, valid, and reliable assessment of needs, widely used in the UK and Europe to map needs/evaluate services. A book/manual was published in 2004. www.ucl.ac.uk/cane.

Centre for Dementia

The University of Nottingham
Institute of Mental Health
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

telephone: +44 (0) 115 823 0421