Dr Latha Velayudhan

Clinical reader in ageing and dementia studies
Kings College London

Dr Latha Velayudhan is a clinical reader in ageing and dementia studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences (IoPPN), Kings College London. Latha is also a consultant psychiatrist at the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and leads the Lewisham Memory Service. Latha is a clinician-academic with research interests in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). Her main research work includes investigating neuropsychiatric symptoms, smell identification dysfunction, biomarkers such as blood protein markers and neuroimaging, and conducting clinical trials, currently using cannabinoid medications for neuropsychiatric symptoms in AD and PD.