Who are we?

Dr Grant Gibson PhD

Grant is a Lecturer in Dementia Studies here in the Faculty of Social Science.   Grant's research has focused on the use of participatory research methodologies with older people and people with dementia, impact of social interventions in improving quality of life in dementia and older age and the use of technology in dementia care.

Dr Cate Pemble PhD

Catherine is a post-doctoral researcher with interests in the provision of care across the everyday environments of older people and people with dementia, co-production of research studies in conjunction with older people and people with dementia and home based ethnographies.

Dr Richard Ward PhD

Richard is a Senior Lecturer in Dementia Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Richard’s background is in social work specialising in working with older people and people with dementia in particular. Richard recent work has focused on neighbourhoods and how they are experienced in the context of living with dementia.

Dr Karen Watchman PhD

Karen is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Karen’s expertise lay in qualitative methods with experience of conducting inclusive research with people who have an intellectual disability, and a particular research interest in Down's syndrome, ageing and dementia.

Dr Jane Robertson PhD

Jane is a Lecturer in Dementia Studies and Programme Director for the MSc Dementia Studies at the University of Stirling. Researching ageing and dementia, Jane's central interest is contributing to knowledge and innovation to improve the well-being of older people.