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Professor of Psychology in Epidemiology, UCL

Marcus Richards is a Programme Leader at the Medical Research Council Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing
Unit at UCL, and a Professor of Psychology in Epidemiology at the Faculty of Population Health Sciences, University College London.
He read Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, and obtained a PhD at London University in the physiology of human learning. He has held appointments at Columbia University in New York and King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience to conduct research into neurodegenerative diseases of ageing, and was one of the first recipients of an Alzheimer's Society Research Fellowship. He joined the MRC National Survey of Health and Development team in 1996.


  • 1996–present
    Programme Leader at the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL, UCL