A researcher in our School of Arts and Media

Research at the Institute addresses the challenges faced by people living with dementia and their supporters.

We are actively engaged in seeking to understand and improve life for those living with dementia. We have combined our collective skills and experiences to form a unique interdisciplinary team drawn from biomedical science, technology, the arts and humanities, and the social sciences.

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 a number of evaluations for local, regional and national organisations.

We collaborate with researchers from across the world as well as national and regional organisations, enterprises, 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 we host and attend a number of conferences, seminars and workshops each year and run a vibrant programme of wider engagement events at which others can find out more about our research.