Lecturer - Postgraduate MSc programme
Currently, my role is lecturer in dementia involved with the MSc Dementia: International Experience, Policy and Practice, which is a new online distance learning programme in the School of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh.
Initially, I transferred from Northumbria University to the University of Edinburgh in 2011 as an early career researcher responsible for the day-to-day management of the Healthbridge Project. The project is an evaluation of part of the National Dementia Strategy for England associated with the use of dementia advisers and peer support networks as a model of support for people with dementia and their family carers. The 30 month peroject commissioned, by the Department of Health (Policy Research Programme), commenced in March 2010 and was completed in September 2012.
I have a wealth of experience in the dementia field, not only as a dementia care practitioner, but also as a course tutor on the MSc in Dementia Studies at the University of Stirling and more recently as a part time doctoral student.
My PhD research relates to exploring the emotive aspects of anticipatory grief, loss and bereavement experienced by carers of people with dementia throughout their 'journey' of care.