Andrew Sommerlad

University College London

Andrew Sommerlad

Dr Sommerlad’s research investigates the nature, causes and consequences of social functioning impairment in people with dementia. He uses multiple methodologies including observational research using clinical and population-based cohorts and routinely collected electronic health records; qualitative methods; psychometric research; systematic review and meta-analysis to examine clinically relevant outcomes in dementia and cognition for older people.


Countries UK;
Topics Dementia care and support; Epidemiology and ageing trajectories; Outcome measurement in LTC;
Methods Literature reviews and synthesis; Qualitative studies;
Role Research;
Key publications

Livingston, G., Huntley, J., Sommerlad, A., Ames, D., Ballard, C., Banerjee, S., . . . Mukadam, N. (2020). Dementia prevention, intervention, and care: 2020 report of the Lancet Commission. The Lancet. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(20)30367-6

Sommerlad, A., Sabia, S., Singh-Manoux, A., Lewis, G., & Livingston, G. (2019). Association of social contact with dementia and cognition: 28-year follow-up of the Whitehall II cohort study. PLOS Medicine, 16 (8), e1002862. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1002862

Sommerlad, A., Kivimaki, M., Larson, E., Singh-Manoux, A., Rohr, S., Shirai, K., & Livingston, G. (2023). Social participation and risk of developing dementia. Nature Aging. doi:10.1038/s43587-023-00387-0