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Faith Wray

Research Associate

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details

email: f.wray@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 542966

Faith joined the Association for Dementia studies (ADS) in July 2017.  She is currently working as a research associate on Namaste Care Intervention UK, a multi-component care intervention to improve the lives of people with advanced dementia in UK care homes.  

Faith has a background providing creative sensory stimulation for people with dementia during their stay on acute hospital wards.  She has spent time investigating the influence sensory engagement can have on communication and quality of life for people with dementia. She has a strong passion for finding new and innovative ways to deliver person-centred care for people with dementia and strives to combine creativity with traditional care interventions.  

She has worked on research around neurodiversity and the built environment and has explored good environmental design practices to improve quality of life.  In addition, Faith has spent time working in the field of environmental access and sustainability to help remove barriers for disabled people.

Qualifications:

Masters of Arts (with distinction), Textile Design, (2016) Royal College of Art        
Bachelor of Arts, Textile Design, (2013) Birmingham City University

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Research Interests

Faith is currently research associate for the “Delivering Excellent Care Every Day for People Living with Advanced Dementia” project, investigating the application of Namaste Care in care homes in the UK. Namaste Care UK Implementation Research

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Publications

Publications

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities