Samita Kirve

Samita Kirve ADS

PhD Student

School of Allied Health and Community

Association for Dementia Studies

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

Samita is a Senior Occupational Therapist and educator with strong clinical and academic experience in both the UK and India. She is deeply passionate about working with individuals with dementia and spreading awareness about dementia in the South Asian community. She has organized numerous workshops and training sessions for carers and families to achieve this.

Samita is also an enthusiastic Occupational Therapy educator who teaches dementia across different AHP programmes such as adult nursing, mental health nursing, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy.

Samita strongly believes that higher education in dementia is the first step towards improving the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of healthcare professionals and it should be a vital part of higher education curriculums. Her research is focused on identifying the gaps in dementia education provision in occupational therapy programmes across higher education institutions in the UK. She is also an active member of the Higher Education in Dementia Network (HEDN).





BSc Occupational Therapy, University of Mumbai, India

MSc (Dementia Studies) with specialist pathway Training in Dementia Care, University of Bradford

Dementia Care Mapping, Dementia UK and University of Bradford

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Bedfordshire

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)