Professor Charlotte Clarke

Professor of Health in Social Science; College Dean International


I am currently Professor of Health in Social Science and College Dean International, I was Head of the School of Health in Social Science from 2011 - 2018. Prior to this, I worked as Associate Dean (Research) at Northumbria University, leading a substantial and successful research centre.

I qualified as a nurse in 1986 from what was then called Glasgow College of Technology and worked clinically for a number of years before moving into roles that were more focussed on education and research. A part-time PhD studentship funded by the then Regional Health Authority focussed on the experiences of carers of people with dementia.

I also work with the National Institute for Health Research as Chair of the NE Research for Patient Benefit Committee, and was Associate Director of FUSE (a UKCRC funded Centre for Translational Research in Public Health).

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

Paradigms and Research on Knowledge building using Technology in Nursing Education (Students: Jung Jae Lee & Vanitha Subramaniam)

Research summary

Current / Recent Research Awards

Inciting Dialogue & Disruption - developing participatory analysis of the experience of living with dementia and dementia care

Charlotte Clarke (PI), Heather Wilkinson, Sarah Keyes. Awarded by ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Programme £165,000 (80% fEC - £199,000 at 100% fEC), 2015-16.

A Comprehensive Resilience-building psychosocial Intervention (CREST) to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers

D. Casey (PI) et al, Charlotte Clarke (collaborator) Awarded by Health Research Board, Ireland 329,888 euros, 2015-18.


DATUM for Health

Project team: Julie McLeod, Charlotte Clarke, John Dean. Awarded by JISC Managing Research Data Programme £56,000, 2010-11.

Models for ageing and technological solutions for improving and enhancing the quality of life.

Network members: Maia Angelova, Glenda Cook, Charlotte Clarke, Pam Briggs et al. Awarded by EU FP7 Marie Curie Actions £189,000, 2011-2013.

Healthbridge: Evaluation of the National Dementia Strategy

Project team: Charlotte Clarke (PI), Heather Wilkinson, Mima Cattan, Louise Robinson, Lynne Corner, Siobhan McClelland. Awarded by NIHR Policy Research Programme £649,000, 2010-2012.

Enabling environment: Modelling wellbeing in ageing

Network members: Charlotte Clarke (PI), Maia Angelova, Jan Reed, Pam Briggs, Peter Bath, Tony Hildreth and others. Awarded by MRC Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Research Programme £50,000, 2009-10.

Give and take: Information use and self-management in dementia care

Research team: Charlotte Clarke (PI), John Swain, Catherine Gibb, Andrew Fairbairn, Ian James. Awarded by NHS NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme, £217,000, 2008-10. Plus £10,000 awarded by DENDRoN.

Risk and Resilience in Dementia Care

Research team: Charlotte Clarke (PI), Catherine Gibb, Cathy Bailey. Awarded by North of Tyne PCT £100,000, 2011-12.

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