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Dr Ilianna Lourida

Dr Ilianna Lourida

Research Fellow

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 South Cloisters 

 

South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Ilianna is a Research Fellow in Cognitive Ageing and Dementia working within the Evidence Synthesis Team at the College of Medicine and Health. She moved to Exeter in 2011 to study the role of lifestyle factors and metabolic dysfunction in late-life dementia using a combination of evidence synthesis and longitudinal data analysis. After the completion of her PhD, Ilianna continued working on identification of potentially modifiable risk factors for dementia, and also led projects focusing on evidence-based practice to improve dementia care. She is currently working on a NIHR-funded project aiming to support improvements in the experiences of care for people with dementia in hospital, their families and hospital staff that care for them.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Medical Studies (2015 - University of Exeter and Plymouth University, UK)
  • MSc Health Psychology (2009 - University of Surrey, UK)
  • Ptychion in Psychology (2006 - University of Crete, Greece)

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Research

Research interests

  • Modifiable risk factors for dementia
  • Dissemination and implementation in dementia care
  • Experience of care for people with dementia
  • Approaches to evidence synthesis and presentation of findings
  • Ageing research

Research projects

Caring about Care - Improving the Experience of Care for People with Dementia in Hospital

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Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Lourida I, Hannon E, Littlejohns TJ, Langa KM, Hyppönen E, Kuzma E, Llewellyn DJ (2019). Association of Lifestyle and Genetic Risk with Incidence of Dementia. JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association Abstract.  Full text.
Kuzma E, Lourida I, Moore SF, Levine DA, Ukoumunne O, Llewellyn D (2018). Stroke and dementia risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, 1-11. Abstract.
Kuźma E, Hannon E, Zhou A, Lourida I, Bethel A, Levine DA, Lunnon K, Thompson-Coon J, Hyppönen E, Llewellyn DJ, et al (2018). Which Risk Factors Causally Influence Dementia? a Systematic Review of Mendelian Randomization Studies. J Alzheimers Dis, 64(1), 181-193. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Kuźma E, Airdrie J, Littlejohns TJ, Lourida I, Thompson-Coon J, Lang IA, Scrobotovici M, Thacker EL, Fitzpatrick A, Kuller LH, et al (2017). Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery and Dementia Risk in the Cardiovascular Health Study. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, 31(2), 120-127. Abstract.
Lourida I, Abbott RA, Rogers M, Lang IA, Stein K, Kent B, Thompson Coon J (2017). Dissemination and implementation research in dementia care: a systematic scoping review and evidence map. BMC Geriatrics, 17(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Lourida I, Thompson-Coon J, Dickens CM, Soni M, Kuźma E, Kos K, Llewellyn DJ (2015). Parathyroid hormone, cognitive function and dementia: a systematic review. PLoS One, 10(5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lourida I, Soni M, Thompson-Coon J, Purandare N, Lang IA, Ukoumunne OC, Llewellyn DJ (2013). Mediterranean diet, cognitive function, and dementia: a systematic review. Epidemiology, 24(4), 479-489. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by year


2019

Lourida I, Hannon E, Littlejohns TJ, Langa KM, Hyppönen E, Kuzma E, Llewellyn DJ (2019). Association of Lifestyle and Genetic Risk with Incidence of Dementia. JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association Abstract.  Full text.

2018

Kuzma E, Lourida I, Moore SF, Levine DA, Ukoumunne O, Llewellyn D (2018). Stroke and dementia risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, 1-11. Abstract.
Kuźma E, Hannon E, Zhou A, Lourida I, Bethel A, Levine DA, Lunnon K, Thompson-Coon J, Hyppönen E, Llewellyn DJ, et al (2018). Which Risk Factors Causally Influence Dementia? a Systematic Review of Mendelian Randomization Studies. J Alzheimers Dis, 64(1), 181-193. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2017

Kuźma E, Airdrie J, Littlejohns TJ, Lourida I, Thompson-Coon J, Lang IA, Scrobotovici M, Thacker EL, Fitzpatrick A, Kuller LH, et al (2017). Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery and Dementia Risk in the Cardiovascular Health Study. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, 31(2), 120-127. Abstract.
Lourida I, Abbott RA, Rogers M, Lang IA, Stein K, Kent B, Thompson Coon J (2017). Dissemination and implementation research in dementia care: a systematic scoping review and evidence map. BMC Geriatrics, 17(1). Abstract.  Full text.

2015

Lourida I, Thompson-Coon J, Dickens CM, Soni M, Kuźma E, Kos K, Llewellyn DJ (2015). Parathyroid hormone, cognitive function and dementia: a systematic review. PLoS One, 10(5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2013

Lourida I, Soni M, Thompson-Coon J, Purandare N, Lang IA, Ukoumunne OC, Llewellyn DJ (2013). Mediterranean diet, cognitive function, and dementia: a systematic review. Epidemiology, 24(4), 479-489. Abstract.  Author URL.

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External Engagement and Impact

Conferences and invited presentations

Lourida I, Gwernan Jones R, Thompson-Coon J, Abbott R, Rogers M, Moore D, Green C, Lang I, Ball S, Richards D, Clare L, Llewellyn D, Owens C, Hemsley A, Cheeseman D. (2019). Caring about Care: Improving the experience of care for people with dementia in hospital. Synthesis of qualitative and quantitative evidence. Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference, London, UK

Kuźma E, Lourida I, Moore S, Levine DA, Ukoumunne OC, Llewellyn DJ. (2018). Stroke and dementia risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Alzheimer’s Research UK Annual Conference, London, UK

Kuzma E, Hannon E, Zhou A, Lourida I, Bethel A, Levine DA, Lunnon K, Thompson-Coon J, Hyppönen E, Llewellyn DJ. (2017). Which factors causally influence dementia? A systematic review of Mendelian randomisation studies. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 13(7), P1180. Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, London, UK

Lourida I, Kuzma E, Rogers M, Talens-Bou J, Hunt H, Ranson J, Thompson-Coon J, Llewellyn DJ. (2017). Development of a dementia meta-evidence database (EMANATE). Alzheimer's & Dementia, 13(7), P642–P643. Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, London, UK

Lourida I, Abbott R, Orr N, Rogers M, Thompson-Coon J, Lang I. (2017). Strategies, facilitators and barriers to change: A systematic review of implementation research within dementia care. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 13(7), P502. Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, London, UK

Lourida I, Thompson-Coon J, Llewellyn DJ. (2017). Forecasting the future publication rate of dementia-related systematic reviews. Global Evidence Summit, Cape Town, South Africa

Lourida I, Abbott R, Lang I, Rogers M, Kent B, Thompson-Coon J. (2016). Dissemination and implementation in dementia care: A systematic scoping review. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 12(7). Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, Toronto, Canada

Thompson-Coon J, Abbott R, Coxon G, Day J, Lang I, Lourida I, Pearson M, Reed N, Rogers M, Stein K, Sugavanam T, Whear R. (2016). Implementing and disseminating knowledge in the care home setting: A systematic scoping review. J Epidemiol Community Health, 70 (Suppl 1) A39. Society for Social Medicine 60th Annual Scientific Meeting, York, UK

Thompson-Coon J, Abbott R, Rogers M, Lourida I, Whear R, Lang I, Pearson M, Day J, Stein K. (2016). Challenges in synthesising evidence from implementation and dissemination studies:  experience from two systematic scoping reviews. What Works Global Summit, London, UK

Kuzma E, Airdrie J, Littlejohns TJ, Lourida I, Thompson-Coon J, Lang IA, Scrobotovici M, Thacker E, Fitzpatrick A, Kuller LH, Lopez OL, Longstreth WT, Ukoumunne OC, Llewellyn DJ. (2016). Coronary artery bypass graft surgery and dementia risk in the Cardiovascular Health Study. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 12(7), P248-P249. Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, Toronto, Canada

Lourida I, Kuzma E, Henley W, Thompson-Coon J, Dickens C, Langa KM, Llewellyn DJ. (2015). Lifestyle, treatment and cognitive decline in elderly diabetics. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 11(7), P451. Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, Washington DC, USA

Lourida I, Soni M, Kuzma E, Thompson-Coon J, Dickens CM, Kos K, Llewellyn DJ. (2014). Do parathyroid hormone levels play a role in dementia? A systematic review. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 10(4), P591–P592. Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark

Lourida I, Soni M, Thompson-Coon J, Purandare N, Lang I, Ukoumunne OC, Llewellyn DJ. (2012). Adherence to Mediterranean diet, cognitive function and dementia: A systematic review.  2nd International Congress on Neurology and Epidemiology, Nice, France


Media Coverage

Selected:

The Guardian (2019): https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jul/14/healthy-lifestyle-may-cut-risk-of-dementia-regardless-of-genes

New Scientist (2019): https://institutions.newscientist.com/article/2209798-healthy-living-lowers-chances-of-dementia-even-if-genetic-risk-is-high/

New York Times (2019): https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/well/mind/healthy-lifestyle-may-reduce-dementia-risk.html

The Guardian (2018): https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/aug/31/suffering-stroke-can-double-risk-of-dementia-study-finds

The Times (2018): https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/strokes-may-double-risk-of-dementia-gc3jt095s

G8 Dementia Summit letter: http://www.foodforthebrain.org/media/440257/igedpreventionstatementg8_2014__2_.pdf

Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/04/mediterranean-diet-brain-cognitive-functioning-alzheimers_n_3860798.html?utm_hp_ref=healthy-living

The Independent (2013): https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/mediterranean-diet-may-reduce-dementia-risk-8796419.html

 


Other

Blogging:

The Conversation UK (2013): https://theconversation.com/proof-that-the-mediterranean-diet-is-good-for-your-brain-18530

Teaching

BSc Medical Sciences:

Measurement and Evaluation in Health Research (CSC2016): Module co-lead

Supervision / Group

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