Anne Margriet Pot has worked on improving the mental health of older people through her research, (post) graduate education and clinical practice in The Netherlands over the past 30 years. In 2014, she joined the World Health Organization and works with both the Department of Ageing and Life course and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Her areas of speciality are dementia, aging and long term care. She contributed to the development of the World report and the Global strategy and action plan on ageing and health and is involved in the development and evaluation of iSupport, a global online tool to support caregivers of people living with dementia.
Anne Margriet has been Professor of Geropsychology at the Department of Clinical Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (from 2007) and Honorary Professor at the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia (from 2013). She has been the Head of the Program on Ageing of the Netherlands Institute on Mental Health and Addiction (Trimbos-institute) in Utrecht from 2004 until October 2014. She served for 10 years on the (Executive) Board of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA)and has been a regular guest speaker at international conferences.
Anne Margriet Pot has published over 200 scientific and professional publications in her areas of speciality, and is the main editor of the Dutch manual on Geropsychology. In recent years, her research focused on the development of evidence-based interventions for older people and their caregivers and the evaluation of the quality of care. She was founder and principal investigator of two national studies, a trend study on Living Arrangements for people with Dementia (LAD-study), and one on outpatient psychiatric care for older adults (MEMO).