CST-International Programme Manager and part-time PhD Student
Place of work / study:
University College London
Area of Research:
I am currently the programme manager for an implementation study of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) in Brazil, India and Tanzania. I also recently started a part-time PhD, which will explore implementation of psychosocial interventions for dementia in the UK.
How is your work funded?
CST-International is MRC-funded.
Tell us a little about yourself:
I completed my MSc in Dementia at UCL in 2019, and prior to that I worked in the Dementia Friends team at Alzheimer’s Society and in information and advice content at Age UK. After nearly 10 years in London, I recently moved to the countryside and can often be found cycling up hills or walking on wild and windy moors.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I’m a Bananagrams super fan.
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
Like many others working in dementia research, I have a personal connection with dementia which initially led me to work in dementia and ageing organisations in the third sector, before winding my way into dementia research.
What single piece of advice would you give to an early career researcher?
Celebrate the small achievements and build a network of supportive peers.
What book are you reading right now? Would you recommend it?
I have just finished reading Bob Mortimer’s autobiography ‘…And away’. I would wholeheartedly recommend it!