Profile – James Watson

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James Watson

Job Title:

PhD Student

Place of work / study:

The University of Liverpool

Area of research:

Variation in dementia care pathways

How is your work funded:

Funded centrally via the University of Liverpool.

Tell us a little about yourself:

I am a 1st year PhD student.  I have worked in public health since 2013, and have a history of working in the NHS.  I have a keen interest in older people’s health and wellbeing, end of life care, health and social inequalities and informal carers.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

I am a (supposedly) keen runner!

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

Having worked in public health and being the primary analyst for older people’s health, and dementia.  I completed the Masters in Public Health at The University of Liverpool, with a dissertation exploring informal carers’ views and perceptions of providing end of life care to a family member; in some cases caring for several years for a family member with dementia.


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