The School of Allied Health and Community has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme. Areas of expertise and interest include: Living Well with Dementia, Supporting Choice and Control at Home and in Supported Housing, Excellence in Person-Centred Care in Care Homes, Dementia-Friendly Hospital Care, and Environments to Enhance Wellbeing for People Living with Dementia.
In early 2015 the Alzheimer’s Society funded eight Doctoral Training Centres (DTC) in various aspects of dementia to help to increase research knowledge and capacity in this vital area. One of the successful centres is TAnDem, a partnership between the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester and the Centre for Dementia, University of Nottingham. TAnDem has been funded to focus on studying The Arts and Dementia.
Some of the topics being researched by our current MPhil/PhD students include:
- How do arts activities engage the individual with dementia in a care home setting?
- Evaluating arts-based activities for people living with dementia: Methodological challenges and possible solutions
- The community leisure centre as a resource for people with dementia: explorations of individual and social identity
- An exploration to enhance understanding of the long-term experiences of personal music playlists for people with dementia and their primary carers