Dr Kathryn Lord
|Position||Senior Research Fellow|
|Location||Horton A, 4.09|
|Department||Centre for Applied Dementia Studies|
Research Interests (key words only)
Transitions in dementia care; Family carer support interventions; Decision-making.
- Angela Richardson, Optimising the transition from hospital to care homes for people with dementia (due to complete 2019).
- Suzanne Hill, Medicines optimisation during and following transitions of care for people with Dementia between care homes and hospitals (due to complete 2019).
- Jules Beresford-Dent, Developing a theoretical model of how independence at home is maintained or lost in dementia (due to complete 2022).
Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities
- MSc Advanced Dementia Studies
- BSc Paramedic Science
Dr Kathryn Lord is a Senior Research Fellow in Applied Dementia Research.
Kathryn completed her PhD at UCL, 'The DECIDE study: Dementia carers making informed decisions'. This work developed and tested the feasibility of a decision aid to support family carers make place of care decisions for their relative with dementia.
Her current research is broadly focused on improving the care and support provided to people living with dementia and their family carers, particularly during transitions in either levels or locations of care. She is interested in supervising PhD students with complementary interests in these overarching themes.
- PhD Psychiatry (University College London) (2016)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Hertfordshire) (2006)
- Research Fellow, University of Bradford Centre for Applied Dementia Studies.
- Research Associate / PhD Student, University College London Division of Psychiatry.
- Research Worker, Kings College London Institute of Psychiatry.
- Research Assistant, University of Hertfordshire The Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care.
Associate Editor: BMC Health Services Research.
Kathryn’s research interests focus on improving transitions in dementia care for people with dementia, their families and healthcare professionals.
Kathryn is co-applicant on the current funded projects:
- Lord K, Rapaport P, Cooper C, Livingston G. (2017). Disseminating START: Training Clinical Psychologists and Admiral Nurses as trainers in a psychosocial intervention for carers of people with dementia’s depressive and anxiety symptoms. BMJ Open
- Downs M and Lord K. (2017). Person-Centred Dementia Care in the Community. A Perspective From the United Kingdom. Journal of Gerontological Nursing
- Kupeli N, Vickerstaff V, White N, Lord K, Scott S, Jones L, Sampson EL. (2017). Psychometric evaluation of the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory in an acute general hospital setting. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
- Barbosa, A, Lord K, Blighe A and Mountain G. (2017). Dementia Care Mapping in long-term care settings: A systematic review of the evidence. International Psychogeriatrics
- Lord K, Livingston G and Cooper C. (2017). A feasibility randomized controlled trial of the DECIDE intervention: dementia carers making informed decisions. British Journal of Psychiatry Open.
- How people with dementia and their families decide about moving to a care home and support their needs: Development of a decision aid, a qualitative study Kathryn Lord, Gill Livingston, Sarah Robertson, Claudia Cooper, March 2016, BMC Geriatrics
- Context, mechanisms and outcomes in end of life care for people with advanced dementia Article in BMC Palliative Care 15(1) December 2016
- 'Festival in a Box: Development and qualitative evaluation of an outreach programme to engage socially isolated people with dementia Michael Eades, Kathryn Lord, Claudia Cooper Article in Dementia, July 2016
- The management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in the acute general medical hospital: A longitudinal cohort study Mar 2016, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
- What are the barriers to care integration for those at the advanced stages of dementia living in care homes in the UK? Health care professional perspective Mar 2016, Dementia
- Development of a model for integrated care at the end of life in advanced dementia: A whole systems UK-wide approach Sep 2015, Palliative Medicine
- Tools to Assess Pain or Lack of Comfort In Dementia: A Content Analysis Aug 2015, Journal of pain and symptom management
- A systematic review of barriers and facilitators to and interventions for proxy decision-making by family carers of people with dementia Apr 2015, International Psychogeriatrics
- Pain, agitation, and behavioural problems in people with dementia admitted to general hospital wards Apr 2015 · Pain
- Behavioural and psychiatric symptoms in people with dementia admitted to the acute hospital: Prospective Cohort study Jul 2014 · The British journal of psychiatry: the journal of mental science
- When Pain Memories Are Lost: A Pilot Study of Semantic Knowledge of Pain in Dementia Jan 2014 · Pain Medicine
- Improving the end of life care for people with advanced dementia and their informal carers: a method of developing a complex intervention using a whole systems UK wide approach. Jan 2014 · Palliative Medicine