Prof A Innes

Professor Anthea Innes

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Office Times

My usual working hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays.


An accomplished academic with a long history of leading research into dementia care has been given the role of the University of Salford’s first Professor of Dementia.

Professor Anthea Innes has also taken up the role as the Coles-Medlock Director of the Salford Institute for Dementia, which brings together innovative research to find ways of helping people live with the condition.

Scottish-born Prof Innes studied at the University of Stirling before moving to work at the University of Bradford as a Research Project Officer with the Bradford Dementia Group, where she completed her PhD.

She also worked as a Research Fellow and then Senior Lecturer at the University of Stirling, before becoming a Professor at Bournemouth University in 2011, where she launched the Bournemouth University Dementia Institute (BUDI), of which she served as director until last year. Prof Innes is a renownedleader in rural dementia care research and has led numerous public engagement and dementia awareness projects including the (Don’t) Mention Dementia social art project, and the BUDI Orchestra – both of which have been recognised by the Academy of Social Science. She was a member of thegroups advising the Prime Minister on rural dementia care and dementia friendly technology, while she also introduced the first worldwide postgraduate online programme in Dementia Studies in Stirling.

In addition, Prof Innes is an extensively published author and has secured numerous high value grants for her research work.

Research Interests

My special interest is dementia with my work in this field ranging from pre-diagnosis to end of life. Specific areas of interest within the dementia field are: rurality; social inclusion; views and experiences of those impacted by dementia; technology; creative approaches to supporting those living with dementia

Qualifications and Memberships

  • BA (hons) Sociology and Social Policy
  • MSc Applied Social Research
  • PhD


Recent publications (last 3 academic years)

Academic Peer Review Journal Papers

  • McParland, P., Kelly, F. and Innes, A. (accepted 2016, and forthcoming) Dichotomising the paradoxes of Dementia: Is there another way? Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Scerri, A., Innes, A., and Scerri, C. (2016) Dementia training programmes for staff working in general hospital settings – a systematic review of the literature. Aging and Mental Health. DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1231170
  • Nyman, S., Innes, A and Heward, M. (2016) Social care and support needs of community-dwelling people with dementia and concurrent visual impairment Ageing and Mental Health doi:10.1080/13607863.2016.1186151
  • Kosteniuk, J, Morgan, D, Quail, J, O'Connell, M, Kirk, A., Crossley, M. Teare, G. , Stewart, N, Dal-Bello Haas, V, McBain, L. Forbes, D and Innes A. (2016) "Simultaneous temporal trends in dementia incidence and prevalence, 2005-2013: a population-based retrospective cohort study in Saskatchewan, Canada" International Psychogeriatrics (ipg). DOI:
  • Heward, M., Innes, A., Cutler, C., and Hambidge, S. (2016) Dementia-friendly communities: challenges and strategies for achieving stakeholder involvement Health and Social Care in the Community DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12371
  • McParland, P., Cutler, C. and Innes, A. (2016) The challenges of implementing and evaluating a pilot music and movement intervention for people with dementia- innovative practice. Dementia doi: 10.1177/1471301216642342
  • Liu, S, Fisher, R and Innes, A. (2016) An Evaluation of End of Life Dementia Care Training in Dorset European Journal of Palliative Care 23(2): 74-77.
  • Reynolds, L., Innes, A., Poyner, C. and Hambidge, S (2016) The stigma attached isn’t true of real life’: Challenging public perception of dementia through a participatory approach involving people with dementia. (Innovative Practice) Dementia DOI: 10.1177/1471301216635828
  • Innes, A., Kelly, F., Scerri, C and Abela, S. (2016) Living with dementia in hospital wards: a comparative study of staff perceptions of practice and observed patient experience International Journal Nursing Older People DOI: 10.1111/opn.12102
  • Noone, S., Innes, A., Kelly, F. and Mayers, A., (2015). “The nourishing soil of the soul”: The role of horticultural therapy in promoting well-being in community-dwelling people with dementia. Dementia. doi:10.1177/1471301215623889
  • Morgan, D; Kosteniuk, J; Stewart, N; O'Connell, M; Kirk, A; Crossley, A; Dal Bello-Haas, V; Forbes, D.; Innes, A. (2015) Availability and Primary Health Care Orientation of Dementia-Related Services in Rural Saskatchewan, Canada Home Health Care Services Quarterly 34(3), 137-158
  • O'Malley, M., Innes, A. and Wiener, J. (2015) Decreasing spatial disorientation in care-home settings: How psychology can guide the development of dementia friendly design guidelines. Dementia doi: 10.1177/1471301215591334
  • Heward, M., Nyman, S. and Innes, A., (2015). Care and support needs of people with dementia and sight loss. Innov-Age. Issue 10. 8-10
  • Kosteniuk, J, Morgan, D., O'Connell, M., Kirk, A., Crossley, M., Teare, G., Stewart, N., Dal Bello-Haas, V., Forbes, D., Innes, A., and Quail, J .(2015) Incidence and prevalence of dementia in linked administrative health data in Saskatchewan, Canada: a retrospective cohort study BMC Geriatrics 2015, 15:73. DOI: 10.1186/s12877-015-0075-3
  • Heward, M., Palfreman-Kay, J. and Innes, A. (2015). ‘In their words: how television and visual media can raise awareness of dementia and other health conditions that carry stigma, including disabilities’, Journal of Popular Television, Special Edition DOI: 10.1386/jptv.3.2.229_1
  • Forbes, D., Strain, L., Blake, K., Peacock, S., Harrison, W., Woytkiw,T., Hawranik, P., Thiessen, E., Woolf, A., Morgan, D., Innes, A., and Gibson, M. (2015) Dementia Care Evidence: Contextual Dimensions that Influence Use in Canadian Northern Rural Home Care Centres Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care. 15(1).
  • Cutler, C., Hicks, B. and Innes, A. (2015). Does digital gaming enable healthy ageing for community dwelling people with dementia? Special Edition, Games and Culture. vol. 11, no. 1-2, pp. 104–129,
  • Scerri, A., and Innes, A. and Scerri, C. (2015). Discovering what works well: Exploring quality dementia care in hospital wards using an appreciative inquiry approach. Journal of Clinical Nursing [online]. DOI: 10.1111/jocn.12822
  • Innes, A., Page, S. and Cutler, C. (2015). Barriers to leisure participation for people with dementia and their carers: an exploratory analysis of carer and people with dementia’s experiences. Dementia. 1-23. Doi: 10.1177/1471301215570346 
  • Page, S., Innes, A. and Cutler, C. (2014). Developing Dementia-Friendly Tourism Destinations: An Exploratory Analysis. Journal of Travel Research (online) DOI:10.1177/0047287514522881.
  • Kelly, F. and Innes, A. (2014) Facilitating independence: The benefits of a post-diagnostic support project for people with dementia. Dementia (London) (online) Doi: 10.1177/1471301214520780 Available at:
  • Morgan, D. G., Walls-Ingram, S., Cammer, A., O’Connell, M. E., Crossley, M., Bello-Haas, V. D., Forbes, D., Innes, A., Kirk, A. and Stewart, N. (2014). Informal caregivers’ hopes and expectations of a referral to a memory clinic. Social Science Medicine, 102, 111-118
  • Innes, A., Szymczynska, P. and Stark, C. (2014). Dementia diagnosis and post-diagnostic support in Scottish rural communities: Experiences of people with dementia and their families. Dementia, 13 (2), 233-247.
  • Kosteniuk, J. Morgan, D. Innes, A. , Keady, J. , Stewart, N D’Arcy, C. and Kirk, A. (2014) Who steers the ship? Rural family physicians’ views on collaborative care models for patients with dementia Primary Health Care Research & Development 15 (01), 104-110 doi:10.1017/S146342361300011X.