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Podcast Profile – Emma Harding

Name:

Emma Harding

Job Title:

Research assistant and PhD student

Place of work / study:

University College London

Area of Research:

Social Science / Psychology

How is your research funded:

ESRC grant

Tell us a little about yourself:

I am a Research Assistant with a psychology background and a particular interest in qualitative methods. At the Dementia Research Centre at UCL I am looking at how people with Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA) and  typical Alzheimer’s Disease, and their carers, experience and manage the difficulties associated with these conditions at home and in their everyday lives.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

I am piloting a project using the universal language of baked goods to get people talking about the dementias (@baketell_tarts)

Why did you choose to work in dementia:

The dementias are a huge health issue, posing numerous challenges to the ways people perceive, relate to and understand the world and each other. These are important factors in anyone’s quality of life and I wanted to understand more about the different ways people are affected and most importantly – how people can continue to connect despite these difficulties.

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