Profile – Professor Jill Manthorpe

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Professor Jill Manthorpe

Job title:

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.

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