Profile – Victoria Shepherd

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Victoria Shepherd

Job Title:

Research Associate

Place of work / study:

School of Medicine, Cardiff University

Area of research:

Clinical trials, care home research, and research involving adults who lack capacity.

How is your work funded?

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship funded by Health and Care Research Wales.

Tell us a little about yourself:            

I am a nurse by background and moved into research 6 years ago when I took up a post in a Clinical Trials Unit. I have been involved in a range of studies whilst developing my own research with care homes. I am particularly interested in the legal, ethical and practical issues involved in research with adults who lack capacity to consent, including people living with dementia. I have been awarded an NIHR Fellowship to explore this topic which includes the development of a decision support intervention for family members of people with impaired capacity.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:           

I have a Blue Peter Badge.

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

I am passionate about equitable access and inclusivity in research, particularly for those with cognitive impairments. Research is important for improving the lives of people with dementia and their carers.


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