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Experts by Experience

The involvement of people affected by dementia, their families, health care professionals and volunteers is vital in all our work.

Our Experts by Experience group work together with us in research, education and training. There are a range of opportunities for people to get involved in which include:

  • Teaching, developing, assessing or evaluating the courses we provide
  • Advising us and working with us on the development and in carrying out current and future research
  • Working with us to improve dementia care
  • Raising awareness and challenging stigma

Everyone is welcome to become and Expert by Experience and we are committed to involving people with dementia from diagnosis onwards. We are particularly keen to recruit people whose lives have been touched by dementia but whose voices are less often heard, including women, people over 80, members of the black, Asian, Eastern European, those who live in care homes and other local communities, and members of LGBT groups.

We hold regular events at the University and in the community and can meet new members at home or a place where they feel comfortable. We also send out a newsletter which includes an update on the work of the Centre.

For more information on how to get involved contact Clare Mason or email

Meet some of our Experts by Experience

Michael Andrews

Michael Andrews

Michael has worked with us to develop new online training materials for Health Education England which is available to all NHS staff. He has also been involved in Face to Face teaching of GP’s on our Practitioner’s with a special interest course.

Sue Bradbury

Sue Bradbury

Sue has worked with us advising on our Journeying through Dementia research study and has been involved in Face to Face teaching and interviewing University staff.

You can also read a tribute to Bob Dunnett. 

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