Principal Investigators

    Professor Murna Downs/Professor Jan Oyebode


    University of Bradford

    Contact information of lead PI


    United Kingdom

    Title of project or programme

    Doctoral Training Centre for Dementia Care and Services Research

    Source of funding information

    Alzheimer's Society

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 610,110

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years


    The project/programme is most relevant to:

    Alzheimer's disease & other dementias


    Research Abstract

    BACKGROUND Living with dementia entails changes in the levels and locations of care. At these transitions in
    care people with dementia and their families are at risk of reduced well-being. Yet we have relatively little
    research on how best to improve them.
    AIM We seek to establish a unique, cross-institution, multi-disciplinary DTC to transform transitions for people
    affected by dementia, drawing on University strengths in person-centred care, pharmacy and patient safety. This
    unique combination of perspectives on transitions in terms of both locations and levels of care will focus on wellbeing,
    increasing carer knowledge and understanding, improving professional communication and behaviour,
    and care processes and systems.
    METHOD Students will use a range of literature reviews and qualitative and quantitative approaches to codesign
    and, where appropriate, conduct feasibility tests of theoretically informed complex interventions.
    Supervision will be provided by a multi-disciplinary team of senior and junior academics, and the work enhanced
    by a panel of international experts, supported by PPI and practitioner panels.
    OUTCOMES With matched funding of 3 studentships, this research programme will identify approaches to
    improving transitions for people affected by dementia, the most promising of which, with our students, we will
    apply for external funding to rigorously test.

    Lay Summary

    Further information available at:

Types: Investments > €500k
Member States: United Kingdom
Diseases: Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
Years: 2016
Database Categories: N/A
Database Tags: N/A

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