I am interested in the mental health and wellbeing of older adults, and the factors that influence this. My PhD will examine how social class impacts on the ability of people with dementia and their carers to live well. I aim to use a qualitative research methodology, which will include in-depth interviews and a potential ethnographic approach. The PhD will form part of the IDEAL study (Improving the Experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life), a longitudinal study spanning several UK universities, charities and clinical research networks.
Start date:October 2015
Research Topic:Social class and living well with dementia
Research Supervisor:Professor Ian Rees Jones, Dr Alexandra Hillman
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship