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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

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • MSc in Clinical Psychology
  • PhD, 1998
  • CPsychol (clin): Chartered Clinical Psychologist British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Professor Brooker 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. These cutting edge education programmes have now been delivered to over 2000 professionals and care staff in the UK. From September 2014, the University has delivered a Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies and a number of named modules and pathways in dementia studies.

Professor Brooker is invited to speak at many international conferences and has provided practitioner workshops world-wide.

Invited Conference presentations since 2009 include:

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: (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. (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. (December 2014). Meeting Centres Support Programme: Report on UK experience,  DAA Annual Conference, London , 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. (November, 2014) Scientific Aspects of Person Centred Care. G7 Dementia Legacy Event. Tokyo, Japan

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. (November 2013). Arts & Dementia. Arts 4Dementia best Practice Seminar, Sadlers Wells, 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., 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. 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. (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. (October, 2012) Bridging the gap – Good dementia care, a question of leadership? First Scandinavian Dementia Centres Conference (Denmark, Norway & Sweden), Copenhagen, Denmark

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, 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 Psycho geriatric 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 Life story 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

Public Lectures

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. (March, 2011) The Association for Dementia Studies: Among Friends Anniversary meeting, Friends of the Elderly, Kidderminster, UK

Brooker D. (December 2010) The Association for Dementia Studies: Bridging the gap in translational research? Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA), Birmingham UK

Brooker D. (April 2010) Living well with Dementia. Worcestershire Mental Health Foundation Trust Members Event. Worcester, UK.

Invited Conference Presentations with published abstracts

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

Refereed Conference Presentations

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. 6th UK Dementia Congress, Liverpool, UK

Brooker D. et al (November, 2011) Acute hospital care for people with dementia symposium. 6th 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

Conference Seminars and Professional Workshops

Brooker, D. (May, 2012) Person Centred Dementia care in Acute hospitals Hamamatsu Medical School, Hamamatsu, Japan

Brooker D. & Page G. (February 2012) The Locksmith Education programme. ExtraCare Charitable Trust, Coventry, UK

Brooker, D (February 2012) Policy and strategy in Person- Centred Dementia Care. Heantun Managers Conference, Bilston, UK

Brooker, D & Moore D (January 2012) Leading Dementia care services. West Sussex County Council, UK

Brooker, D (November 2011) Person- Centred Dementia Care. Methodist Homes Chaplaincy Conference, Birmingham, UK

Brooker, D & Poole, C (June, 2011) Stand by me. Dementia Care in the Community Conference, Journal of Dementia Care, 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. AbbeyFields Managers Conference, Birmingham, UK

Brooker, D (February, 2011) Person- Centred Dementia Care.Worcestershire Healthcare Assistants Conference “Making your role count”, Worcester, UK

Post-Graduate Supervision

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; Director of studies, 2012-2017, Funded by Alzheimer’s Society of Israel (in conjunction with Tel Aviv University

Vickers, H., Identifying Cognitive Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia, Current; Director of Studies, University of Worcester 2011-14 funded studentship

Røsvik J. A randomised controlled intervention study implementing Person Centre Care (PCC) in Nursing Homes using the VIPS- framework. Norwegian Centre for Dementia Research, at Norwegian Centre for Ageing and Health, and University of Oslo. Advisor 2009-11

Rokstad A. M. A randomised controlled intervention study implementing Person Centre Care (PCC) in Nursing Homes using Dementia Care Mapping (DCM). Norwegian Centre for Dementia Research, at Norwegian Centre for Ageing and Health, and University of Oslo. Advisor 2009-11

Current Research

Professor Brooker is internationally recognised for scholarship in practice development of person centred care and has a track record of leading multi-method evaluations of complex interventions. She has recently published a Randomised Cluster Control Trial of a complex psycho-social intervention for people with dementia (Brooker et al, 2011) delivered by the ExtraCare Charitable Trust. This was the result of a research partnership with the charity spanning ten years encompassing three research projects to improve the quality of life for people with dementia in care homes and extra care housing (Brooker & Woolley, 2007; Brooker et al 2007 and Brooker, 2001) and has expertise in leading complex projects across health, social care and third sector service delivery.

Recent and current research includes developing practice in person-centred approaches to care for people living with dementia, therapeutic interventions to improve health and well-being, developing observation in quality of care and quality of life, regulation and inspection in care homes; safeguarding people with dementia from abuse; developing best practice in general hospitals and care at home; the Enriched Opportunities Programme; early intervention services; dementia advisors and extra care housing.

Research grants

Brooker D;. 2012 Action Learning Set for Dementia Champions in Acute Care South of England (Central) SHA. £28,000

Brooker D; Evans, S; La Fontaine; J. Moore, D. 2012-14 Implementation and field testing of Focused Intervention for Training of Staff (FITS) programme in 150 early adopter care homes. Alzheimer’s Society Research grant. £223,618

Brooker D; Evans, S; La Fontaine; J. 2011-13 Comparison and recommendations for best practice in improving early diagnosis for people with dementia across European Union member states. Department of Health EU Alcove programme. £148,715

Killett, A., Bowes, A., Brooker, D; O’Neill, M., Burns, D., La Fontaine, J. & Kelly, F. 2011-2013 PANICOA Care Homes study: In depth examination of care culture DH & Comic Relief – Policy Research Programme (NHS) grant, £551,407

Heron- Marx S; Wallace L. Brooker D., DeVries K., La Fontaine J. 2009-2010 An evaluation of the information and support needs of people with dementia and their carers in Coventry and Warwickshire, NHS Coventry £59,719

Brooker D; Dale K: & Mandinyenka K et al 2009-11 National Dementia Strategy: Demonstrator Site for the Dementia Advisor Service in Worcestershire; Department of Health. £188,419

Brooker D & DeVries K. 2009-10 Primary Care Liaison Worker in Dementia; Competencies development; NHS West Midlands; £10,800

Upton D & Brooker D. 2010-2011 Evaluation of Delivering Excellence in Acute Care for People with Dementia; NHS West Midlands; £66,000

Brooker D. 2009-11 Delivering Excellence in Acute Care for People with Dementia; (expert advice on intervention development) NHS West Midlands; £26,000

Young J, Brooker D, Brown A, Cheater F, Farrin A, Forster A, George J, Green J, Hulme C, Hurst K, Siddiqi N. An investigation of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) system of care in the NHS to prevent delirium. NIHR Programme Grant £1.95m. 2009- 2014

Brooker D. & Surr C. 2009-10 Development of observational tools for the detection of abuse and neglect in care home. NIHR – Policy Research Programme (NHS) grant, £65,000

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Professor Brooker qualified as a clinical psychologist at the University of Birmingham in 1984. She spent seventeen years working in the NHS. Working now in an academic post, her work is grounded in practice experience gained from a variety of clinical and leadership roles in services for older people dating back to this time. She was influenced by the late Professor Tom Kitwood in his work on personhood and malignant social psychology. Following Kitwood’s death she was invited to take his work on Dementia Care Mapping forwards at the Bradford Dementia Group at the University of Bradford. In 2005 she was awarded a personal chair in recognition of her scholarship in practice development of person-centred care for people with dementia.

In May 2009 she took up her current post as the Director of the Association for Dementia Studies where she leads a team dedicated to improving the lives of those living with dementia through research, education and practice development. Under her leadership, the Association for Dementia Studies Research Centre now consists of 30 staff including researchers, educationalists and PhD students working on a wide range of research and education programmes in dementia care.

Professor Brooker 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 a track record of leading multi-method evaluations of complex interventions across health, social care and third sector service delivery. Recent research includes developing practice in person-centred approaches for people living with dementia at home, in care homes, hospitals and housing; Care fit for VIPS and Stand by me toolkits; understanding the role of care culture and how to impact change; providing alternatives to anti-psychotic medications; the Enriched Opportunities Programme; early intervention and dementia friendly communities.

Professor Brooker recently completed work funded by an EU Joint Action on developing evidence based recommendations on timely diagnosis as part of the ALCOVE programme and in reviewing the evidence around the role of women in dementia care world-wide. She is also the UK lead on a JPND funded programme to implementation and evaluate the Dutch Meeting Centres for people with dementia and their carers across Europe. Professor Brooker is the Worcester lead for the Joint Alzheimer’s Society Doctoral Training Centre TANDem which has been established in partnership with the Nottingham University from 2015. This provides funded PhD research studentships in the area of Arts Creativity and Dementia.

Professor Brooker was a founder member of the National Dementia Action Alliance and was elected to the Board as Research representative in 2013. She was active in the development of the National Dementia Strategy and both PM Challenges on Dementia and is part of the G7 Global Action on Dementia. She has long established working relationships with practitioners and scholars worldwide and has recently spearheaded an international movement Global Action on Personhood (GAP) in Dementia Care.

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 PSIGE – Psychologists Special Interest Group in Older People, British Psychological Society
  • Member of the British Gerontological Society
  • Member of Interdem
Publications

Publications

Selected publications in the public domain 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Brooker, D., Latham, I., Evans, S., Jacobson, N, Perry, W., Bray, J. Ballard, C., Fossey, J. & Pickett, J (IN PRESS) 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

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

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, 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. & 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

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

Brooker, D., Brown, P, Cowderoy, S., Mouratoglou, V. & Spall, B. (1996) Audit and Quality Assurance Activity: Report of Survey of PSIGE Membership. PSIGE Newsletter. July

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

Books

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) Dementia Care Survival Guide. Harlow, Pearson Education Limited

Brooker, D. (2010) Person Centred Dementia Care: Making services better London, Jessica Kingsley Publications

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, Jessica 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, Jessica 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

Book Chapters

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, 3rd 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 2nd Edition. Chichester: Wiley

Brooker, D. (2008) Person Centred Care; In R. Jacoby, T.Dening & A. Thomas (Eds) Psychiatry in the Elderly 4th 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. In G. Corley (Ed.) Elderly People and their Needs: A multidisciplinary perspective pp 178-193, London. Whurr Publications. 2000

Reports

Erol, R., Brooker, D. & Peel, E. (2015) Women and dementia: A review of the research literature. London. Alzheimer’s Disease International

Brooker, D., Latham, I., Jacobson, N., Perry, W. & Evans, S. (2014) “FITS into Practice” Developing Dementia Specialist Care Homes Summary Report. University of Worcester

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

Upton, D., Krishnan, N., Bray, J., Bowen, T. & Foote,C. (2012) Report to NHS West Midlands: An evaluation of quality and cost effectiveness of a newly defined suite of care interventions for patients with dementia and their carers in the acute hospital setting developed by The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust. Report Phase 2 Vol 1

Upton, D., Krishnan, N., Bray, J., Bowen, T. & Foote,C. (2012) Report to NHS West Midlands: An evaluation of quality and cost effectiveness of a newly defined suite of care interventions for patients with dementia and their carers in the acute hospital setting developed by The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust. Report Phase 2 Vol 2

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

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., & Porter, 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 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. University of Bradford

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

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

Multi-media

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (2011) Stand by Me: DVD assisted education resource for promoting good communication with people living with dementia and their families. (D.Brooker, lead author) Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester: Worcester

Brooker, D. (2010). 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

Brooker D., (2009) Person centred communication. In Come into my world; Interacting with the person with dementia. Education training resource for health care professionals. Edited by Anita DeBellis & Alison Wotherspoon, South Australia and Northern Territory Dementia Training & Flinders University; South Australia

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

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 Trust Positions

Patron of Friends of the Elderly (FOTE) since July 2006

Patron of Alive Activities Limited (Alive!) since 2014

Policy Boards

National Dementia Strategy Implementation Reference Group

National dementia strategy workforce development reference group July 2010

Futures of Dementia Care to 2020 Reference Group member DH 2014-5

Dementia Action Alliance national Board member for Research, 2013

National Prevalence of Dementia Group 2013

Timely Diagnosis in Dementia round table chaired by Alistair Burns and Lawrence Buckman 2013

International Meeting collaboration since 2009

Alzheimer’s Europe. Public Affairs meeting: ALCOVE representation, February 2012, Brussels, Invited to participate in meetings on Prevention and Care as part of the G7 Global Action against Dementia; Invited to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Ministerial Conference on Dementia and provided breifing on person-centred care. Established the Global Action on Personhood (GAP) in Dementia Care in January 2015