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Profile – Dr Catherine Quinn

Name:

Dr Catherine Quinn

Job Title:

Senior Research Fellow

Place of work / study:

University of Exeter

Area of Research:

Dementia and caregiving

Tell us a little about yourself:

I have been involved in dementia research for over 10 years and during this time I have had the opportunity to collaborate with the Admiral Nurse Service, memory clinics and care homes. I have a particular interest in how we can better support people with dementia and their carers through the development of psychosocial interventions. I am interested in relationship dynamics and how dementia has an impact on both the relationship between the carer and person with dementia, and social relationships. In addition, I am also interested in carer’s experiences, particularly in relation to positive aspects of caregiving.

I am a co-investigator on the IDEAL study which is a large-scale cohort study exploring factors linked to living well with dementia http://www.idealproject.org.uk

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

Always happy to talk to people about movies.

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

Stems from an interest in memory and the impact of memory changes on the person and their family members. I’ve been very fortunate to work with people with dementia and carers and through this see research as a way in which that we can help to improve their quality of life.

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