Nathan Stephens

Nathan Stephens

PhD Student

Association for Dementia Studies

Research Degree Students

Contact Details

tel: 01905 54 2531

Nathan is a full-time PhD student at the Association for Dementia Studies, School of Allied Health and Community, University of Worcester.

Working on the Worcestershire Meeting Centres Community Support Programme , Nathan will be exploring a novel strategic regional approach to scaling-up the provision of Meeting Centres across Worcestershire. It is hoped the project will improve the lives of people affected by dementia across the county and provoke further dissemination of Meeting Centres nationwide.

Nathan’s PhD is part funded by the Shaw Foundation to which he is very grateful, and supervised by Dr Shirley Evans, Professor Tracey Williamson and Professor Dawn Brooker MBE.

Professionally, Nathan has occupied a number of roles in the health and social care sector, in areas such as dementia care, mental health services, GP referral programmes, and child protection.

Nathan’s previous research has explored the barriers, facilitators and motives to implementing exercise interventions in long-term dementia care facilities; and the experience of childhood obesity from the perspective of healthy-weight adults. These projects represent two of Nathan’s main interest areas, along with homelessness and penal reform.





BSc (Hons) Sport and Physical Education, 2017, Cardiff Metropolitan University

MSc Public Health, 2018, Liverpool John Moores University