Professor Michael Dennis
Swansea University Medical School
Telephone: (01792) 602166

Mick Dennis is currently part-time Professor of Psychiatry for Older People at the Swansea University Medical School. He retired from NHS clinical practice in 2015 having worked as a Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist for Older People in Swansea and previously as a clinical academic and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist for the Elderly in Leicester. Over the years he has been involved in research in many different areas.  Topics have been wide ranging but the main themes are: suicide and self-harm (epidemiology, social and psychological factors); dementia (dementia care and vascular cognitive impairment); and mental health in the context of poor physical health (‘Psychological Medicine’). 


  1. & Risk of Adverse Outcomes for Older People with Dementia Prescribed Antipsychotic Medication: A Population Based e-Cohort Study. Neurology and Therapy
  2. & Chapter 12: Suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts and self-harm. In Mental health and wellbeing in England: Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2014.. (pp. 1-29).
  3. & Cognitive Outcomes following Thrombolysis in Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Systematic Review. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 25(12), 2868-2875.
  4. & Recent trends in primary-care antidepressant prescribing to children and young people: an e-cohort study. Psychological Medicine 46(16), 3315-3327.
  5. & Screening for depression in older people on acute medical wards: the validity of the Edinburgh Depression Scale. Age and Ageing 45(4), 554-558.

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  • 'The Influence of Lifestyle on the Association between Health Conditions and Cognitive Function in Older People: Analysis of CFAS Wales Interim Data' (awarded 2014)

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    Other supervisor: Prof Vanessa Burholt

Key Grants and Projects

External Responsibilities

  • External Examiner, University of Leeds

    2011 - Present