Research: With over 10 years of research experience in the field of dementia, Kathryn's research interests are currently focused on improving the care of people with dementia living at home. Kathryn is co-applicant and PI on research focused on supporting individuals and their families to maintain their independence at home and also manage other health conditions such as delirium.
Teaching and supervision: Kathryn currently teaches across BSc and MSc programmes within the Faculty of Health Studies on a range of topics from 'Understanding dementia' to 'Ethics and communication'. Kathryn also supervises a number of MSc and PhD students and is an academic board member of the Centres Alzheimers Society funded Doctoral Training Centre for Transitions in Dementia Research.
Administration: Kathryn currently sits on the University Athena Swan Board and the Faculty of Health Research and Knowledge Transfer Committee. Kathryn is Associate Editor for BMC Health Services Research.
Kathryn’s research interests include:
- Improving care at home for people living with dementia and their families. She is currently co-applicant on a large Alzheimer's Society funded programme grant aimed at supporting people with dementia to live independently at home and improving the training and support for Home Carers supporting those individuals.
- Detection and management of delirium. Kathryn is aiming to understand how family carers and healthcare professionals diagnose and manage delirium in people living with dementia in the community.
- Developing and testing interventions. Throughout all of Kathryn's research she is commited to using the findings to develop and test interventions in the real world that can improve the lives of people living with dementia and their families.