I am the Pathway Lead for the MSc in Dementia which forms one of the three postagraduate pathways in the Advanced Interventions in Mental Health programme in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Manchester.
I trained and qualified as a nurse in Birmingham prior to studying social policy at the University of York and going on to train as a social worker in Hull. Following practice in care management in adult services I furthered my interests in dementia by working in the voluntary sector with the Alzheimer's Society. Prior to taking up the position of course leader for the MSc in Dementia in Manchester, I set up and ran a dementia charity in the East Midlands called the Trent Dementia Services Development Centre. My interests cover many aspects of dementia, but in particular: care homes, acute hospitals and assitive technologies, additionally I have interests in dementia education for the health and social care sector and student experiences of post graduate education more broadly.