Josie Prynn

KCL and MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Josie Prynn

I am a Wellcome funded PhD fellow through the CREATE PhD programme. I am researching the epidemiology and lived experience of dementia in rural Uganda to inform strategies for both improving the quality of life for people with dementia and their caregivers, and prevent dementia in future generations. I am an SpR in Geriatric Medicine and have a passion for the health of older people generally, and dementia and disability in particular, in diverse populations.


Countries Uganda; UK;
Topics Dementia care and support; Epidemiology and ageing trajectories; LTC systems in LMIC countries; Research gaps and priorities in LTC; Unmet needs;
Methods Mixed methods; Quantitative data analysis; Questionnaire; Surveys; Systematic Review;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Strengthening Responses to Dementia;
Key publications

Perspectives on disability and non-communicable diseases in low-and middle-income countries, with a focus on stroke and dementia, JE Prynn, H Kuper. International journal of environmental research and public health 16 (18), 3488

Self-reported disability in relation to mortality in rural Malawi: a longitudinal study of over 16 000 adults.JE Prynn, A Dube, J Mkandawire, O Koole, S Geis, E Mwaiyeghele, et al. BMJ open 10 (8), e034802

Cognition in older adults in Uganda: Correlates, trends over time and association with mortality in prospective population study JE Prynn, C Davey, D Davis, H Kuper, J Mugisha, J Seeley. PLOS global public health 3 (11), e0001798