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Prof A Innes Professor Anthea Innes

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Professor Anthea Innes


Professor Innes is a social scientist who has specialised in dementia research for the last 20 years. She has published widely and led over 80 research projects. She is an experienced PhD supervisor and examiner and has also Directed post graduate programmes in Dementia Studies. Her research interests focus on hearing the views and experiences of people living with dementia; their care partners and paid care workers. Her particular areas of interest include rurality; technology; improving care and support for those living with dementia; creativity and the arts.


I have developed and led modules on many aspects of dementia studies including; theory and approaches to dementia; research methods; evaluation; training and development; transitions in care; the environment; end of life care.

Teaching interests:

  • dementia studies
  • research methods
  • social science

Qualifications and Memberships

  • BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy
  • MSc Applied Social Research
  • PhD Fellow HEA (since 1999)
  • Interdem
  • AHRC DAWN Network


Kenigsberg, PA, Aquino, JP, Bérard, A, Brémond, F, Charras, K, Dening, T, Dröes, RM, Fabrice, G, Hicks, B, Innes, A, Nguyen, M, Nygård, L, Pino, M, Sacco, G, Salmon, E, Van Der Roest, H, Villet, H, Villez, M, Robert, P and Manera, V 2017, 'Assistive technologies to address capabilities of people with dementia : from research to practice' , Dementia . (In Press)

Poyner, C, Innes, A and Dekker, F 2017, 'Extra care : viable for couples living with dementia' , Housing, Care and Support

O’Malley, M, Innes, A and Wiener, JM 2017, 'Decreasing spatial disorientation in care-home settings : how psychology can guide the development of dementia friendly design guidelines' , Dementia, 16 (3) , pp. 315-328.

O'Malley, M, Innes, A, Muir, S and Wiener, J 2017, '"All the corridors are the same”: a qualitative study of the orientation experiences and design preferences of UK older adults living in a communal retirement development' , Ageing and Society .

Meiland, F, Innes, A, Mountain, G, Robinson, L, van der Roest, H, García-Casal, JA, Gove, D, Thyrian, JR, Evans, S, Dröes, R, Kelly, F, Kurz, A, Casey, D, Szczesniak, D, Dening, T, Craven, MP, Span, M, Felzmann, H, Tsolaki, M and Franco-Martin, M 2017, 'Technologies to support community-dwelling persons with dementia : a position paper on issues regarding development, usability, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, deployment, and ethics' , JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies, 4 (1) , e1.

Innes, A, Page, SJ and Cutler, C 2016, 'Barriers to leisure participation for people with dementia and their carers : an exploratory analysis of carer and people with dementias experiences' , Dementia, 15 (6) , pp. 1643-1665.

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