Claire Bills

claire bills

PhD Student

Association for Dementia Studies

Research Degree Students

Contact Details

email: bilc1_21@uni.worc.ac.uk

Claire is a part-time PhD student within the School of Allied Health and Community at the University of Worcester. She is part of the Association for Dementia Studies.

Claire’s main research interest is Dementia Studies. She is conducting a qualitative study into ‘Experiences, needs, interventions and outcomes of family carers of persons with Dementia’. Claire is exploring carers of persons with Dementia within South Africa. Claire will investigate into the socio-economic implications that can have an impact on the access to Dementia Services. Claire is going to be working closely with Zethu from Bessie Makitini Foundation (BMF) https://bmf.community/.

Her supervisors are Dr Simon Evans and Dr Shirley Evans.

Prior to Claire’s PhD, she did her master’s dissertation looking at the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Claire carried out a policy analysis looking at the local, national, and global strategies to try and reduce rates of FGM. Claire’s research also looked at the ethical barriers that are present when trying to educate against the practice of FGM. Claire presented her dissertation at an annual ‘Global Public Health Conference’ at University of Wolverhampton, and it was suggested the dissertation should be published.

Claire has teaching experience in Health and Social care in the FE environment. She has also worked with students with additional needs.

In addition to working towards her PhD Claire works as a Public Health compliance officer for Warwickshire County Council.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Health Studies, 2016, University of Wolverhampton
MSc Public Health, 2017, University of Wolverhampton