Research at the Institute predominantly explores the lived experiences of people with dementia and those who provide support and care. We achieve this by research exploring the impact of different care environments; geographies of lived experiences; the role creativity, technology and other innovative approaches can have for wellbeing and social health and we also have a team of colleagues conducting research in science laboratories.
We have combined our collective skills and experiences to form a unique interdisciplinary team drawn from social sciences, the arts and humanities and biomedical science.
Our research is impactful and far reaching in scope and scale. We have received funding from a variety of sources including academic research councils, national and local charities, clinical commissioning groups, city and county councils, philanthropic donors, NHS trusts and other public sector providers. We undertake applied and pure research and have completed research evaluations for local, regional and national organisations.
We collaborate with researchers from across the world as well as national and regional organisations, enterprises, and service providers. Most importantly, we aim to undertake work alongside people living with dementia, and our dementia associates play an important role in developing research ideas and supporting projects once underway.
We are skilled using a variety of research methods and disseminate the results of our work in ways that maximise their potential. Alongside publishing our work in journals and books we host and attend a number of conferences, seminars and workshops each year where we share our findings. We run a vibrant programme of wider engagement events in the community where interested parties can find out more about our research.
Examples of published research projects