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Dr Andrea Capstick

Associate Professor

Faculty/Dept/School The Centre for Applied Dementia Studies
(Faculty of Health Studies)
Telephone +441274 235192


Andrea originally worked alongside the late Professor Tom Kitwood to develop the first distance learning programme in Dementia Studies. Since then she has at different times led both the BSc (Hons) and the MSc programmes in Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford. She holds a Doctorate in Education (EdD) for her work on the use of film and narrative biography in teaching dementia studies, and has published on a variety of subjects including participatory visual methods, arts-based approaches to teaching and learning, the representation of people with dementia in the popular media and dementia as a human rights issue. She has undertaken research funded by the NIHR (2012-15) on the impact of participatory film-making on social inclusion and well-being for people with dementia in long-term care, and more recently on the study ‘What works in dementia education and training?’ (2015-18) where she led the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) work.

Professional activities

  • Manchester Metropolitan University - Doctor of Education (EdD),
  • University of Bradford - BA (Hons) Interdisciplinary Human Studies
  • 01-JAN-13: Advisory group member on the Joseph Rowntree Foundation funded project ‘Women’s experiences of dementia’
  • Co-facilitator: Co-facilitator of Timecode: the University of Bradford’s seminar series on arts, media and visual culture
  • Representative: Dementia studies representative on the Faculty of Health Studies Service User Advisory Group
  • Advisor: Advisor to the Baring Foundation-funded project ‘Where the Heart is’, a collaboration between Age UK, the Trebus Project, and five artists-in-residence


Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleBroadening the debate on creativity and dementia: A critical approach (2019)
AuthorsBellass, S.; Balmer, A.; May, V.; Keady, J.; Buse, C.; Capstick, Andrea; Burke, L.; Bartlett, Ruth L.; Hodgson, J.
TitleThe influence of subliminal crosstalk in dementia narratives (2019)
AuthorsChatwin, John; Capstick, Andrea
TitleThe carnival is not over: cultural resistance in dementia care environments (2016)
AuthorsCapstick, Andrea; Chatwin, John
TitleThe carnival is not over: Cultural resistance in dementia care (2016)
AuthorsCapstick A.;Chatwin J.
JournalPragmatics and Society
TitleParticipatory video and well-being in long-term care (2016)
AuthorsCapstick, Andrea; Ludwin, Katherine; Chatwin, John; Walters, Elizabeth R.
TitleDoing visual archaeology: archive images and participatory film-making (2015)
AuthorsCapstick, Andrea; Ludwin, Katherine
TitleUsing participatory video to understand diversity among people with dementia in long-term care. (2015)
AuthorsLudwin, Katherine; Capstick, Andrea
TitlePlace memory and dementia: Findings from participatory film-making in long-term social care (2015)
AuthorsCapstick, Andrea; Ludwin, Katherine
TitleBehind the stiff upper lip: war narratives of older men with dementia. (2013)
AuthorsCapstick, Andrea; Clegg, D.
TitleDancing to the music of time: an experiential learning exercise in dementia care. (2013)
AuthorsCapstick, Andrea
TitleTravels with a Flipcam: bringing the community to people with dementia in a day care setting through visual technology. (2011)
AuthorsCapstick, Andrea
TitleWhat have we learned from teaching dementia studies? (2010)
AuthorsCapstick A.;Surr C.
JournalJournal of Dementia Care
TitleThe role of higher education in transforming the quality of dementia care: dementia studies at the University of Bradford (2009)
AuthorsDowns, Murna G.; Capstick, Andrea; Baldwin, P. Clive; Surr, Claire A.; Bruce, E.
Title'This is my turn; I¿m talking now¿: findings and new directions from the Ex Memoria project. (2009)
AuthorsCapstick, Andrea
TitleEx Memoria: In Eva's case - some memories fade - others keep returning. (2007)
AuthorsCapstick, Andrea
Title'It's as though her feelings get inside your head': Practitioner and caregiver responses to the short film Ex Memoria (2007)
AuthorsCapstick A.
TitleBehind the scenes: Making a fiction film on dementia (2006)
AuthorsBruce E.;Capstick A.
JournalJournal of Dementia Care
Book Chapters
TitleRe-Walking the City: People with Dementia Remember. (2015)
AuthorsCapstick, Andrea
TitleChallenging representations of dementia in contemporary Western fiction film: from epistemic injustice to social participation (2015)
AuthorsCapstick, Andrea; Chatwin, John; Ludwin, Katherine
TitleInvolving people with dementia in service development and evaluation. (2014)
AuthorsLitherland, R.; Capstick, Andrea
TitleReducing senility to 'bare life': are we heading for a new Holocaust at mid-C21? (2013)
AuthorsCapstick, Andrea
TitleParticipatory Video and Situated Ethics: Avoiding Disablism (2012)
AuthorsCapstick, Andrea
Conference Contributions
AuthorsAna Barbosa, Andrea Capstick, Catherine Quinn, Danielle Jones
Other Publications
Other typeAbstract
TitleReframing challenging behaviour as cultural resistance: The refusal of bare life in long-term dementia care. (2017)
AuthorsCapstick, Andrea
Other typeAbstract
TitleSymposium: Taking a critical turn in dementia studies (2017)
AuthorsCapstick, Andrea
Other typePresentation
TitleDigital life storytelling and dementia: linear narratives or lines of flight? (2015)
AuthorsCapstick, Andrea; Ludwin, Katherine
Other typeReviews
TitleThe role of higher education in transforming the quality of dementia care: Dementia studies at the University of Bradford (2009)
AuthorsDowns M.;Capstick A.;Baldwin P.;Surr C.;Bruce E.
JournalInternational Psychogeriatrics
Other typePresentation
TitleParticipatory video and situated ethics: a pilot study involving people with dementia. (2009)
AuthorsCapstick, Andrea
Other typeThesis
TitleI'm wondering now if I'm the only person who remembers: using film and narrative biography to resist amnesia in dementia studies. (2008)
AuthorsCapstick, Andrea
Other typeEditorial
TitleHearing the voice of people with dementia in professional education (2007)
AuthorsHope K.;Pulsford D.;Thompson R.;Capstick A.;Heyward T.
JournalNurse Education Today