Collaborators and affiliated staff
Internationally, I am founding and Co-Editor of ‘Dementia: the international journal of social research and practice’, Sage Publications. Bi-monthly. First edition February 2002. The Editorial Board and Associate Editorial Board of ‘Dementia’ consist of world-class social scientists drawn from the academic, policy and practice communities internationally, including representation from the Scottish Dementia Working Group. A total of twelve countries are represented on the Editorial Boards of Dementia to encourage and support submissions from a global perspective. The dual USA-UK axis of the Journal Editors consolidates partnership working and provides stability for the journal.
I also have close working relationships with the the Centre for Dementia Research [CEDER; http://www.isv.liu.se/ceder?l=en], Linköping University, Sweden [CEDER is directed by Professor Lars-Christer Hydén].
Nationally, I am a committee member of the Alzheimer’s Society ‘Care, Services and Public Health’ research funding stream [Grant Awarding Body]. November 2013-2016.
Locally, I am a member of the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing [MICRA] management committee
I also have close links with Manchester Camerata where we have conducted 2 projects and we have one ESRC CASE PhD studentship together [2015-2018]. Title: ‘Music Matters’: Developing an ‘in the moment’ multi-sensory music assessment tool for dementia through a participatory design. Supervisors: Professor John Keady, Professor Christine Milligan (Lancaster University), Dr Caroline Swarbrick & Nick Ponsillo (Manchester Camerata).