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Professor Dawn Brooker

Director of the University of Worcester Association for Dementia Studies

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details

email: d.brooker@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 85 5250

Professor Dawn Brooker is the Director of the Association for Dementia Studies, having established it in 2009 and built it up to what it is today. Dawn enjoys working at the interface between the experience of those living with dementia, those developing care practice and those undertaking research to ensure that there is real knowledge transfer and translation between these different world-views. She is internationally recognised for scholarship in practice development of person centred dementia care and has long established working relationships with practitioners and scholars worldwide.  

Dawn qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1984 and worked in the NHS in a variety of clinical and managerial posts for 17 years before moving into academia in 1999. She was influenced greatly by the late Professor Tom Kitwood who mentored her PhD research. Following Kitwood’s death she was invited to take his work on Dementia Care Mapping forwards at the University of Bradford where she was awarded a personal chair in 2005.

Qualifications

PhD (1998), Improving the quality of care for older people with mental health problems. University of Birmingham; School of Psychology

MSc in Clinical Psychology (1984), University of Birmingham.

BSc hons, (1981), Psychology. University of Birmingham

Research, Teaching and Knowledge Transfer

Research, Teaching and Knowledge Transfer

Research:

Professor Brooker brings a wealth of experience in applied practice research and has a long track record of leading multi-method evaluations of complex interventions across health, social care and third sector service delivery.

She is currently Principal Investigator on the following projects

  • Namaste Care Intervention UK: Delivering Excellent Care Every Day for People Living with Advanced Dementia. Alzheimer’s Society Implementation Research grant. 2016-19 Namaste Care UK Implementation Research
  • MEETINGDEM [UK Lead] : Adaptive Implementation and Validation of the positively evaluated Meeting Centres Support Programme for people with dementia and their carers in Europe. EU JPND (ESRC) 2014-2017 MEETINGDEM Meeting Centres UK
  •  TAnDem The Arts and Dementia [Co-PI]: Nottingham-Worcester Alzheimer Society Doctoral Training Centre on arts-based activities and interventions for people living with dementia, Alzheimer’s Society,  2015-2019 TAnDem: Doctoral Training Centre
  •  Refreshing and embedding the Admiral Nursing Competency Framework. Dementia UK. 2015-16 Admiral Nurse Competency Framework
  • National Resource Centre for Carers: the development and evaluation of an holistic model of service provision to support carers and families of those living with dementia. RSAS, 2012-15 National Resource Centre for Carers  

Co-Investigator on:

  • Multi-site evaluation of the Person, Interactions & Environment (PIE) tool to improve person-centred care for people with dementia admitted to acute hospital wards. National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery Organisation Grant 2013-17 PIE NIHR SDO

Completed Projects at Worcester include:

Completed research programmes at University of Bradford included the development and psychometric testing of Dementia Care Mapping Eighth Edition; the development and testing of the Short Observation Framework for Inspection for the Care Quality Commission and the development and cluster randomised controlled trial of the Enriched Opportunities programme in ExtraCare Housing.

Teaching:

Professor Dawn Brooker is an active teacher, lecturer and supervisor. She has been instrumental in developing and delivering curricula across a wide range of dementia care topics. Under her leadership, the Association for Dementia Studies has worked in partnership with many NHS Trusts, Local Authorities and care providers to provide specialist education and training for professionals and care staff working in care homes, hospitals and in peoples’ own homes. She is responsible for the development of much of the curricula within the courses offered by ADS. She lectures on a number of commissioned courses and university programmes.

She is currently Director of Studies for the following PhD students

  • Russell, C., Sport, Identity and Dementia: The value(s) of sport/leisure pursuits to identity formation and socialisation processes through the onset of dementia. University of Worcester, 2016- 2019 Chris Russell
  • · Roseman, C., The long term effects of personalised playlists on dementia. University of Worcester (TAnDem), 2016- 2021Caroline Roseman 
  • Veale, A., Tailoring Arts Interventions to Individual Needs in Dementia: delivery of arts activities and individual difference (what works for whom) University of Worcester (TAnDem), 2015- 2018 Amy Veale
  • Latham, I., Learning to care: An ethnographic study of how care workers in care homes learn to care for people living with dementia. University of Worcester, Institute of Health & Society, 2012- 2018 Isabelle Latham
  • Yemm, H. Knowledge and understanding of cognitive impairment in older adults, University of Worcester 2011-17 Heather Yemm

She is co-supervisor for

  • Herz, M., And then there were three: A qualitative exploration of incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementia in Israel, University of Worcester; Advisor, 2012-2017, Funded by Alzheimer’s Society of Israel (in conjunction with Tel Aviv University) Michal Herz
  • Broome, E. The effect of care staff engagement with creative arts activities on the wellbeing of care home residents with dementia: An intervention study. University of Nottingham (TAnDem), Advisor, 2015- 2018 Emma Broome TAnDem

Knowledge Transfer; Dawn is a strong proponent of developing practical tools and resources to help people implement person centred care. Dawn has also contributed to a number of television and radio broadcasts. It is part of the ethos of ADS that all research projects should have a practical application. Some of this has been achieved through the publication of practical guidebooks and the development of free website resources.

Recent projects include

  • Care fit for VIPS a free, online toolkit to help improve the quality of dementia care Care Fit for VIPS
  • Development of Alzheimer Society Guidelines for the Assessment of Continuing Health Care Status of people with dementia: Evaluating emotional and psychological needs of people in the later stages of dementia. Alzheimer’s Society, 2014 Evaluating emotional and psychological needs
  • Co-production development of e-Learning version of the Stand by Me Education Package for good communication in dementia care. Department of Health, 2013-2014 Stand by me e-learning
  •  Stand by Me: DVD assisted education resource for promoting good communication with people living with dementia and their families. 2011.  Stand by me 
  • Life story work with people living with dementia. In The Dementia Toolkit; an education and resource pack developed by South west Yorkshire Mental Health Trust funded by The Mental Health Foundation http://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/documents/832.pdf
  • An evaluation of the information and support needs of people with dementia and their carers in Coventry and Warwickshire, NHS Coventry 2009-2010  Coventry NHS support and education needs 
  • Come into my world; Interacting with the person with dementia. Education training resource for health care professionals.  South Australia and Northern Territory Dementia Training & Flinders University; South Australia. Come Into My World

Professor Brooker also delivers many conference presentations and workshops nationally and internationally. Recent public lectures and workshops have included:

Public Lectures whilst at Worcester

  • Brooker, D (March, 2016) Understanding Dementia and new approaches to Dementia Friendly Communities Professoriate Lecture series, Hereford University Centre, UK
  • Brooker D. (March 2016). The Meeting Centres Support Programme: ‘Medicine and Me: Living well with dementia’ Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK.
  • Brooker, D: (April, 2015) Masterclass in Transforming the Culture of Dementia Care, Flinders University and Australian Dementia Training Studies Centres, Sydney, Australia
  • Brooker, D (March, 2014) Personhood and dementia. Malvern Faith and Science Weekend. Malvern, UK
  • Brooker, D: (October, 2014) Creating a Person Centred Care Home Culture, Alzheimer’s Association Western Australia. Perth, Australia
  • Brooker, D (April, 2014) Is it possible to live well with Dementia? Professoriate Lecture series, University of Worcester, UK
  • Brooker, D. (May, 2013) Digging deep into care home culture: what makes a real difference to residents’ experience? Findings from the CHOICE (Care Home Organisations Implementing Cultures of Excellence) research project. School of Nursing External Seminar Series, University of Manchester, UK
  • Brooker, D (October 2012) Understanding Dementia, Creating a dementia Friendly Community , Wolverhampton City Council, UK
  • Brooker, D (July 2012) Understanding Dementia, The Lucy Hingley Memorial Address, Worcestershire Confederation of Women’s Institutes, Worcester, UK
  • Brooker, D (May 2012) Psycho-social interventions in dementia, Royal Society of Medicine Symposium: Medicine and Me: For those living with dementia, London, UK
  • Brooker, D. (May, 2012) Implementing Person Centred Dementia care in practice. Japanese Person Centred Dementia Care Society, Tokyo, Japan.
  •  Brooker, D (October, 2011) Modern Dementia Care Cut to the Chase - A Series of Dementia Open Lectures, Kenilworth, UK
  • Brooker, D (July, 2011) Signs and Symptoms, Person Centred Approach. Wolverhampton Joint Dementia Strategy Stakeholder Event, Wolverhampton, UK

Seminars and Workshops

  • Brooker, D. & Evans, S.B. & Watts, M. (April, 2016). Pioneer workshop: Meeting Centres Support Programme. London, UK
  • Brooker, D. & Evans, S.B. & Watts, M. (April, 2016). Pioneer workshop: Meeting Centres Support Programme. Sheffield, UK
  • Brooker, D. & Evans, S.B. & Watts, M. (March, 2016). Pioneer workshop: Meeting Centres Support Programme. Hereford, UK
  • Brooker, D. & Evans, S.B. & Watts, M. (March, 2016). Pioneer workshop: Meeting Centres Support Programme. Brecon Theatre Wales, UK
  • Brooker, D. & Evans, S.B. & Watts, M. (February, 2016). Pioneer workshop: Meeting Centres Support Programme. Northampton University, UK
  • Brooker, D. & Evans, S. B. & Watts, M (January, 2016). Pioneer workshop: Meeting Centres Support Programme. Worcester University, UK
  • Brooker, D. (June, 2014). Implementing Person centred Dementia Care. Keele University Gerontology Sumer School, Keele, UK
  • Brooker, D. & James, K. (March, 2014). Spirituality and Dementia. Church of England Worcester Diocese, Worcester, UK
  •  Brooker, D. (January, 2014). Reflections on Action Learning Sets in Dementia Leadership. Health Education England, London, UK
  •  Brooker, D. & Latham I. (November, 2013). Excellence in Dementia Care. Surrey County Council, Leatherhead, UK
  • Brooker, D. (October,, 2013) Digging deep into care home culture: what makes a real difference to residents’ experience? Age UK Bristol and Brunelcare Research Forum, Bristol,
  • Brooker, D. & Page, G. (September, 2013). The Enriched Opportunities Programme – Developing Evidence Enriched Practice to Support People Living with Dementia in Extra Care. All Wales Academic Social care Research Collaboration, Swansea, Wales
  • Brooker, D. (October, 2012) Understanding the needs of People with dementia across the pathway Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust Leicester, UK
  • Brooker, D. (September, 2012) Understanding the needs of People with dementia across the pathway Warwickshire County Council Warwick, UK
  •  Brooker, D. (May, 2012) Person Centred Dementia care in Acute hospitals Hamamatsu Medical School, Hamamatsu, Japan
  • Brooker, D (February 2012) Policy and strategy in Person- Centred Dementia Care. Heantun Managers Conference, Bilston, UK
  • Brooker, D (November 2011)  Person- Centred Dementia Care. Methodist Homes Chaplaincy  Conference, Birmingham, UK
  • Brooker, D. (July, 2011). Care Fit for VIPS - inspiring your team to work in a person-centred way Countywide Best Practice Forum for Dementia Link Workers, Gloucester, UK
  •  Brooker, D. (June, 2011) Two Worlds Divided by a Common Language: The Parallel Worlds of Practice and Research in modern Dementia Care. Admiral Nurse Forum. Stratford upon Avon, UK
  • Brooker, D. (June, 2011) The Reach out care bundle for people with dementia in acute hospitals. West Midlands Workshop on Improving Services for People with Dementia in Acute Hospitals. Aston University, UK,
  • Brooker, D (May 2011) Person- Centred Dementia Care. Abbey Fields Managers Conference, Birmingham, UK
  • Brooker, D (February, 2011) Person- Centred Dementia Care. Worcestershire Healthcare Assistants Conference “Making your role count”, Worcester, UK
Professional Bodies and Experience

Professional Bodies and Experience

Professor Brooker qualified as a clinical psychologist at the University of Birmingham in 1984 and she is a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council).        

Professional Memberships include

  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology
  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist
  • Member of and past committee member of FPOP –Faculty of Psychology of Older People British Psychological Society FPoP BPS
  • Member of the British Gerontological Society BSG
  • Member of Interdem Interdem
  • ESRC Peer Review College Member 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2019

Awards      

  • E-learning Awards 2015: Finalist for Public Sector Content for Stand-by-Me e-learning course
  • Behind Closed Doors: Elderly Care Exposed Panorama joint winner of the Older People in the Media Award 2014.
  • Medical Research Council Shortlisted poster with the Alzheimer’s Society for FITS into Practice June 2014
  • The Charity Awards 2009. Healthcare and medical research section winner. The ExtraCare Charitable Trust: Improving the lives of people with dementia.
Publications and Dissemination

Publications and Dissemination

Peer reviewed journal articles

Brooker, D., Evans, S.B. and Dröes, R.M. (in press) Framing outcomes of post-diagnostic psychosocial interventions in dementia. Working with Older People       

Mangiaracina, F., Chattat, R., Farina, E., Saibene, F.L., Gamberini, G., Brooker, D., Evans, S.C., Evans, S.B., Szczesniak, D., Urbanska, K., Rymaszewska, J., Hendriks, I., Dröes, R.M., and Meiland, F.J.M. (in press) Not Re-inventing the Wheel: The Adaptive implementation of the Meeting Centres Support Programme in four European countries. Aging and Mental Health Houghton,

C., Murphy, K. Brooker, D. & Casey, D. (2016). Healthcare staffs’ experiences and perceptions of caring for people with dementia in the acute setting: Qualitative evidence synthesis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 61 , 104 - 116 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.06.001

Houghton, C., Murphy, K., Meehan, B., Thomas, J., Brooker, D. & Casey, D. (2016): From screening to synthesis: using NVivo to enhance transparency in Qualitative Evidence Synthesis. Journal of Clinical Nursing. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13443

Erol, R., Brooker, D.& Peel, E. (2016): The impact of dementia on women internationally: An integrative review, Health Care for Women International http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2016.1219357

Bray, J., Evans, S., Thompson, R., Bruce, M., Carter, C., Brooker, D., Milosevic, S., Coleman, H. and McSherry, W. (2015). Understanding the needs of people with dementia and family carers. Nursing Older People, 27, 7, 18-23

Bray, J., Evans, S., Bruce, M., Carter, C., Brooker, D., Milosevic, S., Thompson, R. and Hutt, L. (2015) Improving activity and engagement for patients with dementia. Nursing Older People, 27, 8, 22-26.

Bray, J., Evans, S., Bruce, M., Carter, C., Brooker, D., Milosevic, S., Thompson, R. and Hutt, L. (2015) Improving the hospital environment for people with dementia. Nursing Older People, 27, 9, 16-20.

Bray, J., Evans, S., Bruce, M., Carter, C., Brooker, D., Milosevic, S., Thompson, R. and Woods, C. (2015) Enabling hospital staff to care for people with dementia. Nursing Older People, 27, 10, 29-32.

Evans, S.C., Brooker, D., Thompson, R., Bray, J., Milosevic, S., Bruce, M., Carter, C. (2015) Evaluating a Dementia Leadership Programme for Senior Nurses in Acute Hospitals. Nursing Older People 27, 6, 18-24

Brooker, D.,Latham, I., Evans, S., Jacobson, N, Perry, W., Bray, J. Ballard, C., Fossey, J. & Pickett, J (2015) FITS into Practice: Translating research into practice in reducing the use of anti-psychotic medication for people living with dementia in care homes. Aging and Mental Health. DOI:10.1080/13607863.2015.1063102

Killett, A., Burns, D., Kelly, F., Brooker, D; Bowes, A., La Fontaine, J., Latham, I., Wilson, M. & O’Neill, M. (2014): Digging deep: How organisational culture affects care home residents’ experiences, Ageing & Society DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X14001299

Brooker, D., La Fontaine, J., Evans, S., Bray, J. & Saad, K., (2014) Public health guidance to facilitate timely diagnosis of dementia: Alzheimer’s Cooperative Valuation in Europe (ALCOVE) Recommendations, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 29: 682–693 DOI: 10.1002/gps.4066

Brooker, D, La Fontaine J., De Vries, K. & Latham, I. (2013). The development of PIECE-dem: Focussing on the experience of care for people with living with advanced dementia. The British Psychological Society Clinical Psychology Forum, Vol 250 (October), 38-46

Brooker, D., Leung, D., Bowley, K., Etches, C., Bray, J., Smith, P. Willoughby, J., Hampson, G., & Upton, D. (2013). The Dementia Care Bundle: Improving the quality and safety of hospital care for patients with acute physical illness who have co-existing dementia. The Health Foundation. Case Study on the British Medical Association Patient Safety Website

Rosvik J, Brooker D, Mjorud M, Kirkevold O. (2013) What is person-centred care in dementia? Clinical review into practice: the development of the VIPS practice model. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 23: 155–163.

De Vries, K., Brooker, D. & Smith P. (2012) Dementia Skills and Competencies for Primary Care Liaison:a model for improving identification and timely diagnosis.  Primary Health Care Research and Development, November, 1-10

Suzuki M, Mizuno Y, Brooker D, Ooshiro, H. & Kanamori M (2012) How quality of life indicators reflect the behaviours of people with dementia on dementia care mapping and the relationship between well-being, ill-being and the behaviour category code. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics, 49, 3, 355- 366(Article in Japanese with English Abstract)

Brooker, D. (2012) Understanding Dementia and the Person behind the Diagnostic Label. International Journal of Person Centered Medicine, Volume 2, 1; 11-17 Corbett, A., Stevens, J., Aarsland, D., Day, S., Moniz Cook, E., Woods, R., Brooker, D.& Ballard, C., (2011) Systematic review of services providing information and/or advice to people with dementia and/ or their carers, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 27. 6. 628-36

Rosvik J., Kirkevold M., Engedal K., Brooker D. & Kirkevold Ø. (2011) A model for using the VIPS framework for person-centred care for persons with dementia in nursing homes: a qualitative evaluative study. International Journal of Older People Nursing 6, 227–236 doi: 10.1111/j.1748-3743.2011.00290.x

Suzuki M, Mizuno Y, Sakamot R, Tsuya M, Maruta R, Oku Y, Tokita Y, Kanamori M, Brooker D, (2011) Efficacy of the developmental evaluation intervention of Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) aiming at implementing Person- Centred Care, Journal of Japanese Society for Dementia Care, 3, 3, 356-368. (Article in Japanese with English Abstract)

Brooker D., Argyle, E., Clancy, D. & Scally A. (2011) Enriched Opportunities Programme: A cluster randomised controlled trial of a new approach to living with dementia and other mental health issues in ExtraCare housing schemes and villages. Aging and Mental Health. 15 (8); 1008-1017

Douglas, C., Keddie, A., Brooker, D. & Surr, C. (2010) Cross-cultural Comparison of the Perceptions and Experiences of Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) “Mappers” in the U.S. and U.K. Journal of Aging and Health 22(5) 567– 588

Brooker D., Argyle, E. & Clancy, D. (2009) Mental Health Needs of people living in extra care housing. Journal of Care Services Management, 3(3); 295-309 Brooker D (2008) What makes a life worth living? Aging and Mental Health. 12 (5): 525-527

Woolley, R. J., Young, J. B., Green, J. R., Brooker, D. J. (2008) The feasibility of care mapping to improve care for physically ill older people in hospital. Age and Ageing. 37:390-395.

Suzuki, M., Mizuno, Y., Brooker, D., Sakamoto, R., Uchida, A., Greiner, C., Ooshiro, H. and Kanamori, M. A Behavioral Evaluation Tool for the Quality of Life for Elderly Persons with Dementia: Reliability and Validity of Dementia Care Mapping – Japanese version. (2008) Journal of Geriatric Medicine, 45(1),68-76 (Japanese)

Suzuki M, Mizuno Y, Brooker D, Sumigaki C, Sakamoto R, Uchida A, Greiner C, Ooshiro H, Kanamori M. Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. (2008) Dementia Care Mapping-Japanese version(DCM-J) as a research evaluation method for measuring quality of life among elderly patients with dementia: reliability and validity of Well-being and Ill-being value, Japanese Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 45(1):68-76(Japanese)

Brooker, D. & Woolley, R. (2007) Enriching Opportunities for People living with Dementia: The Development of a Blueprint for a Sustainable Activity-Based Model of Care. Aging and Mental Health, 11(4): 371-383

Brooker, D., Woolley, R. & Lee, D. (2007) Enriching Opportunities for People living with Dementia in Nursing Homes: An evaluation of a multi-level activity-based model of care. Aging and Mental Health, 11(4): 361-370

Sloane, P., Brooker D ., Cohen, L., Douglass, C., Edelman, P., Fulton, B.R., Jarrott, S., Kasayka, R., Kuhn, D., Preisser, J.S., Williams, C.S. & Zimmerman, S. (2007) Dementia Care Mapping as a Research Instrument. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22. 580-599.

Brooker, D. (2006) Dementia Care Mapping. Vision general y resumen de la bibliografia de investigacion. Alzheimer: Realidades e investigacion en Demencia, 33 may/augusto. 5-10.

Brooker, D. & Surr, C. (2006) Dementia Care Mapping (DCM): Initial validation of DCM 8 in UK field trials. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21 . 1018-1025 .

Suzuki, M., Brooker, D ., Mizuno, Y., Uchida, A., Greiner, C. and Hibino, C. (2006) Research trends and issues recognized by nurses regarding person-centred care and Dementia Care Mapping (DCM). Japanese Journal of Nursing Research. 39 (4): 15-30. (article published in Japanese).

Brooker, D . (2005) Dementia Care Mapping (DCM): A Review of the research literature. The Gerontologist (special edition on quality of life and dementia) . 45 (1). 11-18. Brooker, D. (2004) What is Person Centred Care for people with dementia? Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 13 (3). 215-222.

Brooker, DJR & Duce, L. (2000) Well-being and activity in dementia: A comparison of group Reminiscence Therapy, Structured Goal-directed Group Activity and Unstructured Time. Aging and Mental Health, 4, 354-358.

Brooker, D.J.R . and Dinshaw, C.J. (1998) A comparison of staff and patient feedback on mental health services for older people. Quality in Health Care, 7, 70-76.

Brooker, D.J.R ., Foster, N., Banner, A., Payne, M. and Jackson, L. (1998) The efficacy of Dementia Care Mapping as an audit tool: Report of a three-year British NHS evaluation. Ageing and Mental Health , 2, 60-70.

Brooker, D .J.R., Snape, M., Johnson, E., Ward, D & Payne, M. (1997) Single case evaluation of aromatherapy and massage on disturbed behaviour in severe dementia. British Journal of Clinical Psychology , 36, 287-296.

Sturmey, P., Cash, J., & Brooker D .J.R. (1996) The effects of room management and small group procedures on the behaviour of older adults who have Alzheimer’s disease. Behavioural Interventions: Theory and Practice. 10, 310-314.

Brooker, D. J.R. (1995) Looking at them, looking at me: A review of observational studies into the quality of institutional care for elderly people with dementia. Journal of Mental Health , 4, 145-156.

Brooker, D. J.R., Sturmey, P., Gatherer, A.J.H. and Summerbell C. (1993) The Behavioural Assessment Scale of Later Life (BASOLL): Factor analysis, scale development, validity and reliability data for a new scale for older adults. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 8, 747 - 754.

Powell, T., Brooker, D. J.R. and Papadopoulos, A. (1993) Test -retest reliability of the Middlesex Elderly Assessment of Mental State (MEAMS). A preliminary investigation in people with probable dementia. British Journal of Clinical Psychology , 32, 224 - 226. Practice Publications

Brooker D. (2015) Priorities for the next National Dementia Strategy. Journal of Dementia Care 23, (2), 7

Jutlla, K. Parsons, M. Coaten, R. Gardiner, L. Brooker, D. (2013). Capturing progress in creative arts and dementia. Journal of Dementia Care. Vol. 21, No.1, pp. 26-28.

Brooker D. (2011). A note on person-centred care and use of the term BPSD .Journal of Dementia Care, 19 (5 September/October): 37

Brooker D . (2009) Vision for centre of excellence. Journal of Dementia Care, 17 (6): 9.

Brooker D. (2009) Ambitious study of complex interventions. Journal of Dementia Care, 17 (3): 37-39.

Brooker, D ., May H., Walton, S., Francis, D. & Murray, A. (2007) Introducing SOFI: A new tool for inspection of care homes (Short Observation Framework for Inspection) Journal of Dementia Care , 15 (4): 22-23

Surr, C., Brooker, D ., & Edwards, P. (2006) Dementia Care Mapping update: DCM 8 is ready for action. Journal of Dementia Care , 14 (1). 17-19.

Wiles, A & Brooker, D. (2003) Complementary Therapies in Dementia Care. Journal of Dementia Care (Research Focus). 11 (3). 31-36.

Brooker, D. (2002) Dementia Care Mapping: a look at its past, present and future. Journal of Dementia Care . (Research Focus) 10(3), 35-36.

Surr, C. and Brooker, D. (2002) The effects of undertaking a DCM training course on care practice. Signpost . 7 (2), 16-18. Brooker, D . (2001) Enriching Lives: evaluation of the ExtraCare Activity Challenge. Journal of Dementia Care. (Research Focus) 9 (3), 33-37.

Brooker, D.J.R . (1999) Dementia Care Mapping and Engagement combined to audit care quality. Journal of Dementia Care , (Research Focus) 3, 33-36. Brooker, D.J.R . (1997) Issues in user feedback on health services for elderly people. British Journal of Nursing , 6, 159-162.

Snape, M. & Brooker, D.J.R . (1994) Research in the real world: Considerations when working as part of a multidisciplinary team in an older adult setting. PSIGE Newsletter 51 , 25-27.

Brooker, D. J.R. (1994) Quality Assurance - Lessons learnt about putting it into practice. PSIGE Newsletter , 48, 37 - 41.

Brooker, D.J.R. & Payne M. (1994) Auditing outcome of care in inpatient and day patient settings using Dementia Care Mapping. Can it be done? A preliminary report. PSIGE Newsletter 51, 18-22.

Authored books

Brooker, D . & Latham, I. (2016) Person Centred Dementia Care 2 nd Edition: Making services better with the VIPS framework. London, Jessica Kingsley Publications

Brooker, D., Milosevic, S. & Yemm, H. (2015). Guidance for NHS continuing healthcare assessors: Evaluating emotional and psychological needs for people in the later stages of dementia, London, Alzheimer’s Society.

Brooker, D & Lillyman S (2013) Survival Guide to Dementia , Harlow, Pearson Education Limited May, H., Edwards, P. and Brooker, D . (2011). Professionelle Pflegeprozess-planung: Personzentrierte Pflegeplanung fur Menschen mit Demenz. Bern: Verlag Hans Huber Brooker, D. (2010) Person Centred Dementia Care: Making services better Published in Japanese

May, H., Edwards, P. and Brooker, D . (2009). Enriched Care Planning for People with Dementia: A Good Practice Guide to Delivering Person-Centred Care. London, J essica Kingsley Publications Brooker, D. (2008) Person-zentriert pflegen: Das VIPS-Modell zur Plfege und Betreuung von Menschen mit einer Demenz (Deutschsprachige Ausgabe herausgegeben von Christian Muller-Hergl und Detlef Rusing). Bern: Verlag Hans Huber

Brooker, D . (2007) Person Centred Dementia Care: Making services better London, J essica Kingsley Publications Brooker, D & Surr, C.A . (2005) Dementia Care mapping: Principles and Practice . Pages 155, University of Bradford.

Brooker D , Edwards P, and Benson S. (2004) (Eds) DCM Experience and Insights into Practice , 122 pages, London: Hawker Publications. Brooker, D .J.R. (1997) The BASOLL The Behavioural Assessment Scale of Later Life . 30 pages. Bicester, Winslow Press.

Chapters

Brooker, D. & Snaedal, J. (2016). Dementia. pp 309-323. In Mezzich, J., Botbol, M., Christodoulou, G., Cloninger, C.R., Salloum, I. (Eds.), Person Centered Psychiatry. Springer  

Brooker, D. & Surr, C. (2016). Person-centred care and Dementia Care Mapping. In N.A. Pachana (ed.), Encyclopedia of Geropsychology Springer Science+Business Media Singapore DOI 10.1007/978-981-287-080-3_93-1.

 

Fossey, J. & Brooker, D. (2016) Improving skilled care means less medication. In Making the Case for the Social Sciences. Academy of Social Science

Brooker, D . (2014) Person-centred care. In B. Coope and F. Richards (Eds) ABC of Dementia BMJ Books . Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. Brooker, D . (2013) Making a care home person-centred. In R. Hawkins (Ed) Not another care handbook: Pearls of wisdom for care managers . London, Hawker Publications. Brooker, D . (2011) Good Practice Inside. In T. Dening and A. Milne (Eds) Mental health and Care Homes . Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Brooker, D . (2010) Dementia Care Mapping. In M.M. Abou-Saleh, C.L.E. Katona and A. Kumar (Eds) Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, 3 rd Edition . Chichester, John Wiley & sons ISBN is 9780470747230

Brooker, D . (2009) What is person centred care in dementia?; In J. Reynolds, R.Muston, T. Heller, J Leach, M. McCormick, J. Wallcraft & M.Walsh (Eds) Mental Health Still Matters . Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.

Brooker, D. (2008) Quality: The perspective of the person with dementia. In M.Downs & B. Bowers (Eds ) Excellence in Dementia Care; Research into Practice ; Open University Press.

Brooker, D . (2008) Intervening at the Care Team Level; In R. Woods & L.Clare (Eds) Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing 2 nd Edition . Chichester: Wiley

Brooker, D. ( 2008) Person Centred Care; In R. Jacoby, T. Dening & A. Thomas (Eds) Psychiatry in the Elderly 4 th Edition . Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Baker, C & Brooker D (2007) The Community Mental Health Nurse in the Care Home Sector: Issues of Assessment and Intervention. In J. Keady, C. Clarke & S.Page (Eds) Community Psychiatric Nursing and older people

Downs, M., Brooker, D . & Bruce, E. (2005) The practice of dementia care: UK: In A. Burns (Ed) Standards in Dementia Care: European Dementia Consensus Network (EDCON). Pp 13-19. London, Taylor and Francis.

Brooker, D . (2005) DCM: The Next Generation: In G. Kreutzner (Ed) Focus on Quality of Life/Quality of Care. Pages 134-145, Stuttgart, Demenz Support Stuttgart. Brooker, D. (2004) Introduction: Celebration, validation and recognition. In D. Brooker, P. Edwards, and S. Benson (Eds) DCM Experience and Insights into Practice , pp 9-10, London: Hawker Publications.

Brooker, D. (2004) What is DCM? In D. Brooker, P. Edwards, and S. Benson (Eds) DCM Experience and Insights into Practice , pp 11-15, London: Hawker Publications.

Brooker, D. (2004) A look at DCM’s past, present and future. In D. Brooker, P. Edwards, and S. Benson (Eds) DCM Experience and Insights into Practice , pp23-27, London: Hawker Publications.

Brooker, D. (2004) An evaluation of the ExtraCare activity challenge. In D. Brooker, P. Edwards, and S. Benson (Eds) DCM Experience and Insights into Practice , pp 85-89, London: Hawker Publications.

Brooker, D. (2003) Maintaining Quality in Dementia Care Practice. In T. Adams & J. Manthorpe (Eds) Dementia Care pp 240-255, London, Arnold.

Brooker, D. (2003) Future Challenges for DCM. In A. Innes (Ed) Dementia Care Mapping: Applications Across Cultures pp147-154, Baltimore, Health Professions Press.

Brooker, D. (2002) Enriching Lives: Evaluation of the ExtraCare Activity Challenge. In S. Benson (Ed ) Dementia Topics for the Millennium and Beyond pp 119-123, London, Hawker Publications Ltd. London.

Brooker, D .J.R. (2001) Working with People with Dementia: Therapies and Activities. In C. Cantley (Ed.) A Handbook of Dementia Care pp146-159 , Buckingham, Open University Press.

Brooker, D .J.R. The Quality of Formal Care Services for People with Dementia. (2000) In G. Corley (Ed.) Elderly People and their Needs: A multidisciplinary perspective pp 178-193, London. Whurr Publications. Research Report s British Psychological Society (2016) Psychological dimensions of dementia: Putting the person at the centre of care. Recommendations from the Dementia Advisory Group (Brooker membership)

La Fontaine, J., Jutlla, K., Read, K., Brooker, D . & Evans S.C. (2016) The experiences, needs and outcomes for carers of people with dementia: Literature Review. RSAS . University of Worcester

Carter, C., Read, K., Bray, J., Dutton, G. & Brooker, D. (2016) The Admiral Nurse Competency Framework: A Resource for Practice Report. University of Worcester

Erol, R., Brooker, D . & Peel, E. (2015) Women and dementia: A review of the research literature. London. Alzheimer’s Disease International http://www.alz.co.uk/sites/default/files/pdfs/Women-and-Dementia.pdf

Brooker, D., Latham, I., Jacobson, N., Perry, W. & Evans, S. (2014) “FITS into Practice” Developing Dementia Specialist Care Homes Summary Report. University of Worcester http://www.worc.ac.uk/discover/dementia-fits-programme.html

Brooker, D., Milosevic, S, Evans, S., Carter, C., Bruce, M., & Thompson, R. (2014) RCN Development Programme: Transforming Dementia Care in Hospitals Evaluation Summary Report. University of Worcester http://www.rcn.org.uk/development/practice/dementia

Brooker, D., Latham, I., Bowes, A., Kelly, F., Burns, D. & Killett, A (2013) What makes a real difference to resident experience? Digging deep into care home culture: The CHOICE (Care Homes Organisations Implementing Cultures of Excellence) Dissemination report.

Killett, A., Bowes, A., Brooker, D ., Burns, D., Kelly, F., La Fontaine, J., Latham, I., O’Neill, M., Poland, F., Wilson, M. (2013) What makes a real difference to resident experience? Digging deep into care home culture: The CHOICE (Care Homes Organisations Implementing Cultures of Excellence) research report. Report to NIHR PRP 025/0064

Brooker, D., La Fontaine, J., de Vries, K., Porter, T . & Surr, C. (2011). How can I tell you what’s going on here? The Development of PIECE-dem: An observational framework focussing on the perspective of residents with advanced dementia living in care homes: Part of the PANICOA research programme . . http://www.worc.ac.uk/documents/PIECE-dem_Final_report_June_2011.pdf

de Vries , K., Brooker, D ., & Bray , J. (2011). Training and education programmes on dementia and end of life care in the context of the West Midlands Clinical Pathway Group (Darzi) Dementia Pathway . Association for Dementia Studies, Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, UK.

de Vries , K., Brooker, D ., & Porte r, T. (2010). Workforce Development for Dementia: Development of role, competencies and proposed training for; “Primary Care Liaison Worker” to support pathway to diagnosis of dementia . Association for Dementia Studies, Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, UK.

de Vries , K., La Fontaine , J., & Brooker, D . (2010). Review of Literature: Information and Education Needs of People with Dementia and Their Family Caregivers . Association for Dementia Studies, Institute of Health and Society University of Worcester, UK. British Standards Institute (2010) PAS 800:2010 Use of Dementia Care Mapping for person-centred care in a care provider organization – Guide. BSI, London (Dawn Brooker lead technical author)

Brooker D., Argyle, E., Clancy, D. & Scally A. (2009) Enriched Opportunit ies Programme: A cluster randomised controlled trial of a new approach to living with dementia and other mental health issues in ExtraCare housing schemes and villages . University of Bradford. Available http://ihsc.worc.ac.uk/dementia/enriched.html Commission for Social Care Inspection –CSCI (2008) See me, not just the dementia: Understanding peoples’ experiences of living in a care home . London. CSCI (Dawn Brooker , lead technical author)

Brooker, D & Woolley, R.J. (2006) Enriching Opportunities; Unlocking Potential, Searching for keys: Summary of Development and Evaluation Pages 30, University of Bradford.

Godfrey, M., Surr, C., Boyle, G. Townsend, G. & Brooker, D. ( 2005) Prevention and Service Provision: Mental Health Problems in Later Life. London; Mental Health Foundation. Pages 433.

Brooker, D & Woolley, R.J. (2005) Enriching Opportunities for people with dementia in specialist Nursing Homes: Unlocking potential, searching for keys . Pages 250, University of Bradford.

Brooker, D & Woolley, R.J. (2005) Enriching Opportunities for people with dementia in Extra Care Housing: Unlocking potential, searching for keys . Pages 198.University of Bradford.

Brooker, D & Woolley, R.J. (2002) (Eds) The Enriched Activities Project; Expert Working Group Summary and Transcripts. Pages 130.University of Bradford. Brooker, D . & Rogers, L. (Eds.) (2001) DCM Think Tank Transcripts 2001 . University of Bradford. 2001

Brooker, D . & Traynor, V. (2000) An Evaluation of the Impact of the Calvert Trust Activity Holiday Experience on Extra Care Residents with Dementia. Pages 45, Oxford Dementia Centre, Oxford Brookes University.

Invited Keynote Addresses & Conference

Chairs Brooker, D. (April, 2016). Person Centred Dementia Care and the Arts: A natural partnership? Fifth Annual Creative Dementia Arts Conference, Oxford , UK

Brooker, D . (April, 2016) The National Resource Centre for Carers; Expert Working Group. Royal Surgical Aid Society, Bristol, UK

Brooker, D . (April, 2016) Meeting Centres – Research into Practice. Dementia 2020: Transforming Care, Support and Research, Church House, London, UK

Brooker, D . (March, 2016) FITS into practice . Dementia Care Research Roundtable . House of Commons, London, UK

Brooker, D . (March, 2016) Meeting Centres – a European model Medicine and Me. Living Well with Dementia, Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK

Brooker, D. (March, 2016) Meeting Centres – a European model of doing things together ‘ Normal and Informal community based approaches to supporting interdependent caring relationships’ Porthcawl, CADR, UK

Brooker, D. (February, 2016) Person- centred dementia care, DEMENTIAS 2016; The 18 th National Conference of Hospital Medicine; Royal College of GP’s London, UK Brooker, D. (February, 2016) Chair Worcestershire Dementia Action Alliance Workshop. Worcester, UK

Brooker, D. (February, 2016) Chair West Midlands Reminiscence Workshop. Worcester, UK Brooker, D. (June, 2015) Leadership in person-centred dementia care in Hospitals; The Dignity in Care Conference, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK Brooker, D . & Erol, R. (June, 2015) Women and dementia; The hidden voices in care. The Alzheimer’s Show, London, UK

Brooker, D. (April, 2015) Leadership in Dementia in Hospitals. West of England Academic Health Science Network, Bath, UK Brooker, D. (April, 2015) Person-centred dementia care. Birmingham City University Nursing Conference, Birmingham, UK

Brooker, D. (March, 2015) Person-centred dementia care. Royal College of Nursing West Midlands Event, Birmingham, UK

Brooker, D. (November, 2014) Implementing and sustaining person centred care for people living with dementia. V CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL DE BIOÉTICA, Barcelona, Spain

Brooker, D. (November, 2014) Capturing compassions from the patient’s perspective using observation , A Celebrating Care and Compassion: Inaugural "Sit & See" Conference, Reigate, UK

Brooker, D : (October, 2014) Taking a VIPS Approach to Supporting People at Home , The ME in Dementia Alzheimer’s Western Australia Community Programme. Perth, Australia

Brooker, D : (September, 2014) Person Centred Leadership . The Dementia Showcase, Brighton, UK

Brooker, D : (July, 2014) The FITS into Practice research report. Alzheimer’s Society Annual Research Conference, Nottingham , UK

Brooker, D : (June, 2014) Understanding person centred Dementia Care Living well with dementia programme for GP’s, Hereford, UK

Brooker, D : (May, 2014) Report of the evaluation for the RCN dementia care leadership programme . Royal College of Nursing, London, UK

Brooker, D : (May, 2014) Research and practice in person centred dementia care . The Danish Dementia Research Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark

Brooker, D : (April, 2014) Supporting People to Live well with Dementia . The Aalborg University Music Therapy conference, Aalborg, Denmark

Brooker, D : (April, 2014) Supporting People to Live well with Dementia . The Dementia Challenge Conference, London, UK

Brooker, D: (September 2013) Person centred dementia care. Living well with Dementia Conference, Warwickshire County Council, Warwick, UK

Brooker, D: (July 2013) Person centred dementia care in acute hospitals. National Audit of Dementia, Royal College of Psychiatry, London, UK

Brooker, D. Saad, K. & Wimo, A. (November 2012) ALCOVE: Report on Timely Diagnosis, Ministerial Symposium, Paris, France

Brooker D. (December, 2012). Good practice in Acute Hospitals Dementia Care. Robert Bosch Foundation Conference, Berlin, Germany

Brooker, D. (October, 2012) Bridging the gap – Good dementia care, a question of leadership? First Scandinavian Dementia Centres Conference (Denmark, Norway & Sweden), Copenhagen, Denmark

Brooker, D. (May, 2012) Implementing and sustaining person centred care for people living with dementia Japanese Society for Dementia Care Annual Conference, Hamamatsu, Japan

Brooker, D. (January, 2012) Implementing and sustaining person centred care for people living with dementia Person Centre care Association, Barcelona, Spain.

Brooker, D. (October, 2011) , The shift from disease to person: The importance of person centred care for people living with dementia Second Dementia SA Conference, Cape Town, South Africa

Brooker, D. (September 2011) , Person-centred dementia care in care homes and hospitals: Old hats and new brooms, Annual International Psychogeriatric Association Conference The Hague, Netherlands Brooker, D. (May, 2011) , Understanding Dementia and the Person behind the disease Fourth Geneva Conference on Person Centred Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland

Brooker D. (October 2010) The Enriched Opportunities Programme: International Ageing Conference CISE; Fundacao D. Pedro IV; Lisbon, Portugal

Brooker D. (February 2010) The VIPS Model and the importance of Lifestory work: National Life Story Conference. Leeds, UK

Brooker D. (December 2009) Person centred care. XVth National Conference of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI). Kolkata, India. Brooker D. (November, 2009) Person-centred dementia care in acute hospitals: Wolverhampton Royal Hospitals NHS Trust Launch Event. Wolverhampton, UK

Brooker D. (November, 2009) Person-centred dementia care: The Cornish Challenge . RESEC Cornwall Annual Lecture. Truro, UK

Brooker D. (October 2009) Using Dementia care mapping in dementia care intervention research. Research into non-pharmacological research in dementia. Norwegian Research `Council. Oslo, Norway.

Brooker D. (June 2009) Person Centred Care: Are you serious? Alzheimer's Australia National Conference, Adelaide, Australia

Brooker D. (May 2009) Look closer, See me not just the dementia: Inspecting for better practice in care homes. Sonas aPc Person Centred Communication in Dementia Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Invited Conference Presentations

Brooker, D: (April, 2016) Supporting Care Workers to deliver psychological interventions: The FITS into Practice Programme . British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Nottingham, UK Brooker, D : (April, 2016) Women & Dementia; An international literature Review. The Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference. Budapest, Hungary

Brooker, D: (May, 2015) Maintaining personhood in advanced dementia through understandings of identity , Beyond Boundaries: Exploring Psychologies of Ageing, BPS Research Seminar Series, Worcester, UK

Brooker, D : (April, 2015) Global Action on Personhood in Dementia , The Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference. Perth, Australia

Brooker, D. (December 2014). Meeting Centres Support Programme: Report on UK experience, DAA Annual Conference, London UK

Brooker, D. (November, 2014) Scientific Aspects of Person Centred Care. G7 Dementia Legacy Event. Tokyo, Japan Brooker, D. (November 2013). Arts & Dementia. Arts 4Dementia best Practice Seminar, Sadlers Wells, London UK

Brooker, D., Latham I. (July, 2013) Digging deep into care home culture: what makes a real difference to residents’ experience? Findings from the CHOICE (Care Home Organisations Implementing Cultures of Excellence) research project. UK Care Homes Congress, Birmingham , UK

Brooker, D., Killett, A. (March, 2013) Digging deep into care home culture: what makes a real difference to residents’ experience? Findings from the CHOICE (Care Home Organisations Implementing Cultures of Excellence) research project. Dementia Community at the Healthcare Innovation Expo, London, UK

Brooker, D: (February 2013) Informed consent and pre-diagnostic counselling. Faculty of the Psychology of Older People, Dementia Action Alliance Diagnosis Action Group, London, UK

Brooker, D . (November, 2012) This house believes we should switch resources from workforce training to investing in leadership. Conference opening debate opposition UK Dementia Congress, Brighton, UK

Brooker, D (March, 2012) Old hats and new brooms: bringing together person centred care and BPSD, Royal College of Psychiatrists: Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry Annual Meeting Cardiff, UK

 Brooker D (May 2011) Psycho-social therapeutic interventions for dementia: what’s new? Primary Care 2011, NEC Birmingham, UK Brooker D (March 2010) Evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence in person-centred dementia care Journal of Dementia Care Conference, York, UK

Brooker D. (November, 2009) What works in dementia care: Expert panel 4 th UK Dementia Congress , Harrogate, UK

Brooker D (September 2009) The Enriched Opportunities Programme for People with Dementia: the evidence base, Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia, Regents College, London, UK

Brooker D (July 2009) Understanding the experiences of people with dementia, Solihull Safeguarding Adults Annual Conference 2009, Solihull, UK

Brooker D (June 2009) Inspecting for better practice for people living with dementia in care homes Annual West Midlands Old Age Psychiatry Conference, Birmingham, UK

Brooker D (June 2009) The impact of the National Dementia Strategy on Inspecting for better practice for people living with dementia in care homes National Care Homes Congress, Birmingham, UK

Brooker D (April 2009) Evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence in person-centred dementia care Journal of Dementia Care Conference, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK Refereed conference presentations

Brooker, D. JACOBSON Nicola, PERRY Wendy, LATHAM Isabelle, EVANS Simon (October, 2014) FITS into Practice: The role of the Dementia Practice Development Coach and the Dementia Care Coach , UK Dementia Congress, Brighton, UK

Brooker, D. JACOBSON Nicola, PERRY Wendy, LATHAM Isabelle, EVANS Simon (October, 2014) FITS into Practice: The role of the Dementia Practice Development Coach and the Dementia Care Coach , Alzheimer Europe Conference, Glasgow, UK DRÖES

Rose-Marie, Szczesniak Dorota, Rymaszewska Joanna, Farina Elisabetta, Chattat Rabih, Evans Simon, Hendriks Iris, Brooker Dawn, Orrell Martin, Meiland Franka (October, 2014) MEETINGDEM; adaptive implementation and validation of the Meeting Centers Support Programme , Alzheimer Europe Conference, Glasgow, UK

Leperre Desplanques, A., Brooker, D ., Gove, D., & Krolak-Salmon, P. (October 2013) Alzheimer Cooperative Valuation in Europe, ALCOVE Joint Action. Alzheimer Europe Conference, Malta

Brooker, D . (October, 2013) Evidence based recommendations for timely diagnosis of dementia: Benchmarking against the ALCOVE recommendations . Alzheimer Europe Conference, Malta

Brooker, D., Latham, I. (July, 2013) Digging deep into care home culture: what makes a real difference to residents’ experience? Findings from the CHOICE (Care Home Organisations Implementing Cultures of Excellence) research project. National Care Homes Congress, Birmingham, UK

Brooker, D ., Latham, I. La Fontaine, J. (November,2012) Care Home Organisations Implementing Cultures of Excellence (CHOICE); the final study of the Comic Relief/Department for Health PANICOA research programme (Preventing Abuse and Neglect in Institutional Care of Older Adults). UK Dementia Congress, Brighton, UK

Bainbridge I., Brooker, D and White-Smith, Y (November,2012) The Benefits and Challenges of Developing Dementia Champions in Acute Hospital Settings: Early findings from the South-Central Dementia Programme UK Dementia Congress, Brighton, UK

Evans, S., Brooker, D ., La Fontaine J. & Bray, J. Ashley, P. (November 2012) ALCOVE: Sharing knowledge to enlighten healthcare policies in Europe for People Living with Dementia and their Carers . UK Dementia Congress, Brighton, UK

Brooker D., Bray, J (October, 2012) Poster: Better outcomes for patients with dementia and acute medical conditions in general hospitals: The development of the Dementia Care Bundle at New Cross Hospital. Alzheimer Europe Conference, Vienna, Austria

Brooker, D (October,2012) Poster: Communicating well with people living with dementia and their families: Stand by me and Come into my world: DVD assisted training in skilling up practitioners across the dementia care pathway in UK and Australia . Alzheimer Europe Conference, Vienna, Austria

Evans, S., Brooker, D ., La Fontaine J. & Bray, J. Ashley, P. (October, 2012) ALCOVE: Sharing knowledge to enlighten healthcare policies in Europe for People Living with Dementia and their Carers Emerging findings on early diagnosis . Alzheimer Europe Conference, Vienna, Austria

Evans, S., Brooker, D ., La Fontaine J. & Bray, J (July 2012) ALCOVE: Sharing knowledge to enlighten healthcare policies in Europe for People Living with Dementia and their Carers . British Gerontological Society Annual Conference, Keele, UK

D. Brooker, D . Leung, C. Etches, K. Bowley, P. Smith, G. Hampson, D. Upton, J. Willoughby, J. Bray. (March 2012) Better Outcomes For Patients With Dementia And Acute Conditions: Reach-Out Care Bundle. Alzheimer Disease International Conference, London, UK J. La Fontaine, D. J. Brooker (March,2012) How Can I Tell You What’s Going On Here? The Development Of Piece-Dem: An Observational Framework Focussing On The Experience Of Residents With Advanced Dementia Living In Care Homes. Alzheimer Disease International Conference, London, UK

D. Brooker, E. Argyle, A. Scally, D. Clancy (March 2012) Poster The Enriched Opportunities Programme For People With Dementia: A Randomised Cluster Controlled Trial Of A Complex Psycho-Social Intervention To Deliver Person-Centred Care Alzheimer Disease International Conference, London, UK

D. Brooker, A. Wotherspoon S. Macreavy, K. De Vries, C. Poole (March 2012) Poster Communicating Well With People Living With Dementia And Their Families: Stand By Me And Come Into My World... Dvd Assisted Training In Skilling Up Practitioners Across The Dementia Care Pathway Alzheimer Disease International Conference, London, UK

J. La Fontaine, D. Brooker, J. Bray, S. K. Milosevic (March 2012) Poster What Are Dementia Advisers And What Do They Do? A Qualitative Exploration Of The Experiences Of Dementia Advisers In Developing Their Role And Those Who Use Their Services In Worcestershire Alzheimer Disease International Conference, London, UK

Brooker D. (November, 2011) Stand by Me and Come into my world . 6 th UK Dementia Congress , Liverpool, UK Brooker D. et al (November, 2011) Acute hospital care for people with dementia symposium . 6 th UK Dementia Congress , Liverpool, UK

La Fontaine, J & Brooker D (July,2011) How Can I Tell You What’s Going on Here? PIECE-dem, an observational process to assist our understanding of the care experience and its impact upon wellbeing for people living with advanced dementia in care homes . British Gerontological Society Annual Conference, Plymouth, UK

La Fontaine, J & Brooker D (June,2011) How Can I Tell You What’s Going on Here? PIECE-dem, an observational process to assist our understanding of the care experience and its impact upon wellbeing for people living with advanced dementia in care homes . UK Care Homes Congress, Birmingham, UK

Brooker D. (October, 2010) The Enriched Opportunities Programme Coming of Age Conference; Dementia Services Development Centre, London , UK

Brooker D. (November, 2009) The Enriched Opportunities Programme Symposium. 4 th UK Dementia Congress , Harrogate, UK

Keddie, A., Douglass, C, Brooker, D & Surr C (November 2009) A Comparison of Trained Staff Attitudes toward Dementia Care Mapping in the U.S. and U.K. The Gerontological Society of America's 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Atlanta, USA (poster)

Woolley, R. J., Young, J. B., Green, J. R., Brooker, D . J. (July 2009) The feasibility of care mapping on elderly care wards . 19 th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress. Published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. Paris, France. (Poster)

Woolley, R. J., Young, J. B., Green, J. R., Brooker, D . J. (July 2009) Does dementia care mapping adequately capture subjective reported patient experience in hospital? 19 th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress. Published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. Paris, France.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

National Research Steering Groups

Editorial Boards

  •  Editorial Board Dementia, since 2014
  • Editorial Board Aging and Mental Health since October 2011
  •  Editorial Board of Journal of Dementia Care since 2003.
  •  Regularly review for International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry; Dementia; Ageing and Society

Charitable Trusts

  • Patron of Malvern Dementia Action Alliance since 2015
  • Patron of Alive Activities Limited (Alive!) since 2014

National Policy Boards

  • British Psychological Society: Dementia Advisory Group member 2015- 2017
  •  Dementia Action Alliance National Board member for Research, 2013-17
  • Futures of Dementia Care to 2020 Reference Group member DH 2014-15
  • National dementia strategy workforce development reference group 2010
  • National Prevalence of Dementia Group 2013
  • Department of Health: Timely Diagnosis in Roundtable 2013
  • National Dementia Strategy Implementation Reference Group 2008-9 

International representation

  • World Health Organisation (WHO) Ministerial Conference on Dementia provided briefing on person-centred care 2015.
  • Established the Global Action on Personhood (GAP) in Dementia Care in January 2015
  • G7 Global Action against Dementia; Invited participation and evidence presentation on Prevention and Care 2014
  • Alzheimer’s Europe. Public Affairs meeting: ALCOVE representation, 2012