Dr Dawne Garrett
Professional Lead for Older People and Dementia Care
Place of work / study:
Royal College of Nursing and University of Hull
Area of Research:
Experiences of sexual intimacy in older people in the context of partnership relationships
How is your work funded:
Royal College of Nursing and Florence Nightingale Scholarship
Tell us a little about yourself:
I have committed my nursing career to working with older people through a variety of clinical, academic and entrepreneurial roles. My experience has spanned acute hospital care, community nursing, integrated services and academic roles. I also undertook a variety of early advanced practice and lecturer practitioner posts working with academic institutions including the University of Hull and Bournemouth University developing clinical practice, lecturing students and undertaking research. Ihe has been the United Kingdom professional lead older people and dementia care for the Royal College of Nursing for the last four years and maintain a clinical role and publishing widely.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I have been wearing a beret until Brexit is resolved, its been a hot summer
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
If we get services right for people with dementia we get it right for everybody