PERSONAL DETAILS

Name: Sally-Ann Cooper
Nationality: British
Address: Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow Mental Health and Wellbeing Group, Academic Centre, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, 1055 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0XH, Scotland, U.K.
Telephone: +44 (0)141 2113701
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GENERAL EDUCATION

1972 - 1979: Laarbruch school, Laarbruch, Germany; Kent school, Brüggen, Germany; and Hinchingbrooke comprehensive school, Huntingdon, U.K.
Year prizes: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979  

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

1979 - 1985: The Medical College of St Bartholomew's Hospital, University of London
1981 - 1982: U.K. Medical Research Council Scholarship
Prizes: Pharmacology    

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

1999 - Professor of Learning Disabilities, University of Glasgow & Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
2006 - Mental Health Editor, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
2006 - Board, External Advisory Committee, and Executive Management Team member, Glasgow Centre for Population Health
2008 - Board member, Disabilities Section, World Psychiatric Association
2010 - International Advisory Group member for the Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders, World Health Organisation; lead for problem behaviours
2010 - Member of the grant awarding Chief Scientist Office Health Services and Population Research Committee, and the CSO Fellowship Committees
2011 - Deputy Director – Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow
2013 - Academic Trustee of the grant awarding charity The Baily Thomas Trust  

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

1985 - 1986:  House Physician, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London
1986 - 1986: House Surgeon, Eastbourne District General Hospital
1986 - 1987: Senior House Officer, Neurosurgery, Brook Neuroscience Unit, London
1987 - 1988: Senior House Officer / Registrar, Psychiatry, Eastbourne Training Scheme
1988 - 1990: Registrar, Psychiatry, Leicestershire Rotational Training Scheme
1990 - 1990: Associate Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Leicester
1990 - 1992: Senior Registrar, General Adult Psychiatry, Leicestershire Higher Training
1992 - 1994: Lecturer, Learning Disabilities Psychiatry, University of Leicester
1994 - 1999:  Consultant in Learning Disabilities Psychiatry, Rockingham Forest NHS Trust
1995 - 1999:  Clinical Director for Learning Disabilities, Rockingham Forest NHS Trust
2006 - 2010: Head of Division - Community Based Sciences, University of Glasgow
2010 - 2011: Head of Centre - Population and Health Sciences, University of Glasgow  

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH PRIZES

1992: First Prize for Research in Psychiatry - awarded annually in competition with all psychiatric trainees in South Trent
1993: Brian Oliver Prize - awarded annually by the Royal College of Psychiatrists for the best research in intellectual disabilities psychiatry
1994: Sir Ernest Finch Research Prize - awarded every other year by Trent Region for the best trainee research submission from any medical speciality
1994: Natalie Cobbing Travelling Fellowship - awarded every other year by the Royal College of Psychiatrists for intellectual disabilities psychiatric research
1998: Burden Medal - a national prize awarded by the Burden Trust on the basis of the most outstanding contribution to research in intellectual disabilities over the previous three years
2005: First Prize for Research, Scottish Society of Primary Care - awarded annually for the best research presentation