Meet the team
A message from our Acting Director: Professor Karen Windle
The Centre for Applied Dementia Studies has a long history of transforming lives through research, evidence-based education, training and consultancy.
Dementia is a complex and pressing global challenge that affects millions of individuals and their families around the world. At the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies, we recognize the profound impact of this condition and are dedicated to advancing the understanding, care, and support for those living with dementia. We do this by actively engaging with national and international clinical and professional communities, involving our long-standing group of Experts by Experience and working with passionate academics and researchers. All are committed to delivering innovations and societal impact for people living with dementia and their supporters.
I am hugely proud of all those 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|
|Jan||Oyebode||Chair in Dementia Care||View profile for Jan Oyebode|
|Danielle||Jones||Associate Professor||View profile for Danielle Jones|
|Lindsey||Collins||Associate Professor||View profile for Lindsey Collins|
|Sahdia||Parveen||Associate Professor||View profile for Sahdia Parveen|
|Clare||Mason||Assistant Professor||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 Fellow||View profile for Gary Fry|
|Daniel||Kelleher||Dementia Care Trainer||View profile for Daniel Kelleher|
|Siobhan||Reilly||Professor of Applied Dementia Research||View profile for Siobhan Reilly|
|Amirah||Akhtar||Research Associate||View profile for Amirah Akhtar|
|Karen||Windle||Acting Director-Centre Applied Dementia||View profile for Karen Windle|
|Anna||Chalkley||Senior Research Fellow||View profile for Anna Chalkley|
|Samantha||Wilson||Research Fellow||View profile for Samantha Wilson|
|Helen||Young||Research Assistant - Dynamic Study||View profile for Helen Young|
|Debbie||Watson||Dementia Care Training Coordinator||View profile for Debbie Watson|
|Emmanuel||Nwofe||Research Associate||View profile for Emmanuel Nwofe|
|Ian||Davies-Abbott||Assistant Professor in Dementia Studies||View profile for Ian Davies-Abbott|
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.
Current PhD students
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.