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researcher

Lindsey Collins

Dementia Care Practice Dev Cons & Traine

Faculty/Dept/School The Centre for Applied Dementia Studies
(Faculty of Health Studies)
Emaill.collins3@bradford.ac.uk

Biography

Lindsey is a registered Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist who specialises in working with people with dementia. She has been responsible for developing specialist Speech and Language Therapy services within a number of NHS Mental Health Trusts prior to commencing her role at the University of Bradford.

Lindsey has a particular interest in supporting people living with dementia who experience eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties. In 2015, Lindsey was awarded an Alzheimer’s Society Clinical Training Fellowship to study for a PhD. The study focus is to understand the eating and drinking experiences of people living with dementia and dysphagia in care homes.

Lindsey is also passionate about supporting others to develop skills to engage meaningfully with people with dementia and enhance well-being. Lindsey’s current role as a Senior Dementia Care Practice Development Consultant and Trainer involves developing, delivering and evaluating person-centred dementia care consultancy and training packages for health and social care organisations throughout the UK and internationally.