Dr Terry Quinn
Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant,
Joint co-ordinating editor of Cochrane Dementia Group
Place of work / study:
Area of Research:
Evidence synthesis, test accuracy, guidelines
(personal areas of research – vascular cognitive impairment, assessment tools)
How is your work funded?
Cochrane is funded by the NIHR . I also have a role with the NIHR funded Complex Reviews Support Unit and an ageing research role funded by the Chief Scientist Office of Scotland
Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a clinician and work part of the week in stroke and older adult services in Glasgow. For the other part of my week, I pursue research around dementia, assessment tools, stroke and lots of other things. I am the lead for clinical academic training in Glasgow and the national lead for ageing research in Scotland.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
With the Cochrane team, I came runner-up in the prestigious Christmas Noel-it-all University Challenge. (we can gloss over getting most of the dementia related questions wrong)
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
My PhD was all about assessing recovery following stroke. Listening to stroke survivors, it was obvious that their biggest concern was memory and thinking problems. This got me interested in ways to assess for dementia and following my PhD I emailed the Cochrane group to ask if I could work on a review looking at dementia tests. The rest……will be covered in the podcast.