PhD Student, Valuing Active Life in Dementia (VALID) programme / Deputy Trial Manager, Research into Antipsychotic Discontinuation and Reduction (RADAR) research study.
Place of work / study:
Part time PhD in Division of Psychiatry UCL, Deputy Trial Manager on RADAR in Research & Development Department, North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Area of Research:
- Positive Psychology and sense of competence in dementia caregivers
- Non-pharmacological interventions for people living with dementia & family caregivers
- Long term benefits and risks of a flexible reduction/discontinuation programme of antipsychotics in people with schizophrenia and non-affective psychosis
Tell us a little about yourself:
Currently working as the deputy trial manager of the RADAR programme, based at North East London NHS Foundation Trust whilst completing my PhD entitled ‘sense of competence in family caregivers of people living with dementia: A positive psychology perspective’ at the Division of Psychiatry, University College London. I have previously worked on several multi-site randomised controlled trials evaluating psychosocial interventions for people living with dementia and their family caregivers community settings.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I make a mean espresso martini.
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
My nan was diagnosed with dementia when I was growing up and watching live with dementia made me passionate about improving outcomes for people with dementia and those who care for them.