Place of work / study:
Area of Research:
Identity in dementia – the main focus of the research will involve using conversation analysis to examine interactions about identity between health care practitioners and people living with dementia. Another focus will be using surveys, focus groups and interviews to examine the impact of media representations on ‘dementia worry’ in the general population as well as people living with dementia.
How is your work funded?
Economic and Social Research Council
Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a proud Northerner from Sheffield, I love doing crafty things like painting and upcycling.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I have very little cartilage in my nose, which makes it very squishy!
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
I have had an interest in dementia research since a cognitive psychology module briefly covered dementia in the second year of my undergraduate degree. Since then, whenever I have had an opportunity to conduct my own research it has centred around dementia from a social and communicative focus.