Professor Jill Manthorpe
Professor of Social Work
Place of work / study:
King’s College London
Area of Research:
Workforce and dementia care
How is your work funded:
National Institute for Health Research
Tell us a little about yourself:
I have a long-standing interest in dementia care. Together with a great team. I have been able to explore interesting areas of practice and policy and offer evidence and ideas about ways to improve systems of support.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I have certificates for ice-skating and like to don my white skating boots when the opportunity arises.
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
I have a broad range of research interests which I think help dementia-related studies. Sometimes it is very useful to add insights from other areas or approaches. Dementia care is a pressing problem for society and so choosing to work on these questions is something that is important to do. In policy and practice research, dementia-related studies bring in the big questions of care, humanity and ethics.