Teaching, Research and Knowledge Transfer
Thomas has completed a realist review of sustainable community interventions (SCI-Dem), funded by the Alzheimer’s Society, and is currently working on the Get Real With Meeting Centres project. The Get Real project is a 2-year realist evaluation of successful Meeting Centres for people affected by dementia, focussing on how this locally-driven form of support has sustained thus far in a very challenging social care climate. It is funded by the NIHR, through the Research of Patient Benefit, Research for Social Care programme.
Thomas has presented at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference and UK Dementia Congress, as well University of Worcester-hosted webinars. He has also exhibited posters at Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference and UK Dementia Congress.
He maintains an ongoing regular project blog on the SCI-Dem and Get Real research projects.
Publications and Dissemination
Morton, T., Atkinson, T., Brooker, D., Wong, G., Evans, S. & Kennard, C. (2019). Sustainability of community-based interventions for people affected by dementia: a protocol for the SCI-Dem realist review. BMJ Open 9(7)
Morton, T., Brooker, D., Wong, G., Atkinson, T. & Evans, S.B. (2021) Helping your community group or activity club to keep going strong: Suggestions for members of groups and clubs from the SCI-Dem Review. University of Worcester ISBN 978-0-903607-35-3
Morton, T., Brooker, D., Wong, G., Atkinson, T & Evans, S.B. (2021) Keeping community groups and activities going - Sustainable Community Interventions for people affected by Dementia: Recommendations for practice from the SCI-Dem Project. University of Worcester ISBN 978-0-903607-33-9
Morton, T., Brooker, D., Wong, G., Atkinson, T. & Evans, S.B. (2021) Sustaining community groups and activities for people affected by dementia: Recommendations from the SCI-Dem Project for commissioners and policy-makers. University of Worcester ISBN 978-0-903607-34-6
Brooker, D., Evans, S.B., Williamson, T., Hullah, N., Tinelli, M., Morton, T., Frost, F., Wong, G. & Needham, H. (2021-2023) Sustaining Locally-Driven Social Care For Those Affected By Dementia: A Realist Evaluation Of Successful Meeting Centres (Get Real with Meeting Centres). Research for Social Care (RfSC) Programme: NIHR (National Institute of Health Research 201861). £349,980
Morton, T. SCI-Dem: A Realist Review of Sustainable Community Interventions for People Affected by Dementia . Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) Conference 2020 (poster and video presentation)
Morton, T. Conducting a Realist Review into the sustainability of community groups and activities for people affected by dementia (The SCI-Dem project). UoW Research Seminar Series (online)
Morton, T. How to keep community groups and activities going: the SCI-Dem review. UK Dementia Congress 2020 (video presentation)
Morton, T. The SCI-Dem Project. Meeting Centres BYOL, UoW
Morton, T. The sustainability of community interventions for people affected by dementia: A realist review. Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2020. ISSN 1552-5279 (Unpublished) https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/10060 (video presentation)
Morton, T. SCI-Dem: A Realist Review of Sustainable Community Interventions for People Affected by Dementia. UK Dementia Congress, Doncaster (poster)