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Dementia Research

Our Dementia research is recognised internationally.

It focuses on diversity, living and caring well and contains our Doctoral Training Centre with the theme of transitions in dementia care.

Find out more about research at the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies.

We welcome your ideas for research proposals that fit within this cluster.


Professors

Title and name:
Professor Murna Downs
Position:
Professor in Dementia Studies
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Professor Gail Mountain
Position:
Professor of Applied Dementia Research, Associate Dean Research and Knowledge Transfer
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Professor Jan Oyebode
Position:
Professor of Dementia Care
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Current research students

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Jenny Adams
Position:
Part-time PhD student
Research title: The role of the admissions assessment in monitoring the physical health of residents and the recognition of acute physical deterioration in the health of nursing home residents.
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Rosemary Bradley
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Full-time PhD Student
Research title: Developing objective measures of the self in dementia.
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Lindsey Collins
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Part-time PhD student
Research title: Understanding the experience of eating and drinking difficulties from the perspective of people living with dementia in residential care homes.
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Denise De Waal
Position:
Full-time PhD student
Research title: Supporting family carers to care for relatives living with dementia and health problems.
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Paul Dourandish
Position:
Full-time PhD student
Research title: The contribution of Medicines Optimisation to maintaining independent living for older people living with dementia in their own home, and the co-development of a theoretically- underpinned, complex intervention to improve medicines optimisation.
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Title and name:
Kirsty Haunch
Position:
Full-time PhD student
Research title: Improving the quality of life for residents with dementia at end of life in care homes.
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Suzanne Hill
Position:
Part-time PhD student
Research title: Medicines optimisation during and following transitions of care for people with Dementia between care homes and hospitals
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Title and name:
Akhlak Rauf
Position:
Part-time PhD student
Research title: Optimising the transition to coping with behavioural distress in people living with Dementia in South Asian families.
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Angela Richardson
Position:
Full-time PhD student
Research Title: Optimising the transition from hospital to care homes for people with dementia
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Courtney Shaw
Position:
Full-time PhD student
Research title: Optimising the transition from home to hospital: Enhancing three-way communication to improve the quality of dementia care.
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Analisa Smythe
Position:
Part-time PhD student
Research title: To investigate the effects of a brief psychosocial training intervention for staff working with people living with dementia.
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Helen Wells
Position:
Full-time PhD student
Research title: Facilitating decision-making about transitions between independent and supported living by women with dementia who live alone
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