Principal Investigators

    Professor Justine Schneider/Professor Dawn Brooker


    University of Nottingham and Worcester

    Contact information of lead PI


    United Kingdom

    Title of project or programme

    The Arts in Dementia - TAnDem

    Source of funding information

    Alzheimer's Society

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 474,529

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years


    The project/programme is most relevant to:

    Alzheimer's disease & other dementias


    Research Abstract

    The purpose of the Nottingham Worcester Alzheimer Society Doctoral Training Centre (NWAS-DTC) is to build
    research capacity and create new knowledge about the impact of arts-based activities and interventions on
    people with dementia and their carers – both professionals and family or friends.
    It will achieve this by training and supporting at least six full-time PhD students to complete their research,
    publish and disseminate their findings. The students will be affiliated to a large DTC funded by the ESRC, with
    access to a wealth of training opportunities at both Worcester and Nottingham universities. Their research and its
    outputs will be enhanced through:
    Supervision by academics who collectively have unparalleled expertise in the field of the arts and dementia in the
    Students’ active membership of a large community of PhD students at both institutions;
    Action learning sets to provide peer support and monthly academic meetings of the NWAS-DTC supervisors and
    Provision to engage directly with practising artists as co-researchers, consultants or research subjects;
    Provision for active involvement of people with dementia and their carers;
    Conferences on the arts and dementia organised by the NWAS-DTC students, with world-class speakers; and
    Systematic attention to making a difference to people with dementia.

    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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