Place of work / study:
University of Southampton
Area of Research:
Dementia care and faecal incontinence
How is your work funded?
Tell us a little about yourself:
I’m 29 and have two beautiful dog children, a labradoodle called Molly and a whippet called Myrtle. I love knitting and currently have an obsession with turning other people’s pets into knitted stuffed toys. I occasionally talk about things that aren’t knitting or dogs.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I recently branched out into designing and knitting ferret jumpers. Hint: it’s just a tube with leg holes.
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
When I was 18 I took a year out before going to University, and got a job working in a residential care home for people with a dementia. I fell in love with the role and never looked back, going back to University when I was 23 to exclusively study dementia.
What single piece of advice would you give to an early career researcher?
Perseverance is key! Never give up.