Meet the team
A message from our Director
The Centre for Applied Dementia Studies has a long history of undertaking high quality pioneering research and delivering evidence-based education and training, underpinned by the values of person-centred care.
We are committed to involving people who are living with dementia and have a long standing group of Experts by Experience who volunteer to work with us on our research, education and training. Together with our students, honorary staff and alumni, we form an interdisciplinary community of passionate academics and researchers with real-world knowledge, who are committed to delivering innovations with societal impact for people living with dementia and those who support them.
I am hugely proud of everyone involved in the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies and our shared aspiration to develop a thriving, inclusive and socially engaged community.
Full list of our team
|First name||Last name||Position||Profile||Photo|
|Kathryn||Lord||Senior Research Fellow||View profile for Kathryn Lord|
|Jan||Oyebode||Chair in Dementia Care||View profile for Jan Oyebode|
|Gerrard||Armitage||Emeritus Professor||View profile for Gerrard Armitage|
|Danielle||Jones||Associate Professor||View profile for Danielle Jones|
|Lindsey||Collins||Dementia Care Practice Dev Consultant||View profile for Lindsey Collins|
|Sahdia||Parveen||Senior Research Fellow||View profile for Sahdia Parveen|
|Andrea||Capstick||Associate Professor||View profile for Andrea Capstick|
|Gail||Mountain||Chair in Applied Dementia Studies||View profile for Gail Mountain|
|Clare||Mason||Dementia Care Trainer||View profile for Clare Mason|
|Ana||Barbosa||Assistant Professor||View profile for Ana Barbosa|
|Catherine||Quinn||Associate Professor||View profile for Catherine Quinn|
|Gary||Fry||Research Assistant||View profile for Gary Fry|
|Janet||Mcnally||Research Associate||View profile for Janet Mcnally|
|Daniel||Kelleher||Research Assistant||View profile for Daniel Kelleher|
|Siobhan||Reilly||Director - Applied Dementia Studies||View profile for Siobhan Reilly|
|Amirah||Akhtar||Research Assistant - NIDUS||View profile for Amirah Akhtar|
|Anas||Shehadeh||Research Associate||View profile for Anas Shehadeh|
|Natasha||Wilson||Programme Manager - DC Training||View profile for Natasha Wilson|
Experts by Experience
At the University of Bradford, we feel that people with dementia and those who care and support them should be at the heart of everything we do.
Our Experts by Experience group members work with us in a variety of different ways and this ensures our work is informed and shaped by those who have real life experience of what it's like to live with and care for someone who has dementia.
The Centre for Applied Dementia Studies has a thriving community of PhD students who are part of our Doctoral Training Centre.
Current students did their first degrees across varying subjects, including social science, psychology, nursing and other related areas. They also join us from a wide range of career backgrounds, including health and social care, as well as academia.
Many of our PhD students join us as mature students, international students or study part-time.
At the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies our honorary researchers and professors are integral to our work.
As an applied dementia research team we are keen to collaborate and work with those in clinical roles, individuals from other institutions, agencies and businesses. Our honorary staff join us from a wide range of career backgrounds and academic and health and social care organisations.