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Meet our Dementia Experts

Association for Dementia Studies staff†††††


Head of Association for Dementia Studies

  • Gina Dutton†- Head of Association for Dementia Studies

Research and Knowledge Exchange

Admin Team

PhD Students

Associate Specialist

Honorary staff

  • Dr Nicola Bradbury; Dr Kay De Vries; Neil Mapes

Honorary Posts with ADS

A number of honorary posts have been developed for outstanding individuals who can bring their specific expertise and knowledge to bear on the development of ADS and its portfolio of work.

Currently Dr Kay de Vries, Dr Nicky Bradbury (previously Clinial Director and Lead Psychologist for Older People, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust) and Neil Mapes,†the CEO of Dementia Adventure†have honorary contracts with ADS.

The LINK Group

People with dementia, their families and their carers inform the work of ADS at all stages. The LINK Group is formed of people with lived experience of dementia who support students, professionals and researchers to understand dementia by:

  • Assisting in the design and development of new courses and teaching materials;†
  • Contributing to the delivery of teaching and training at the University of Worcester, and across the range of education that ADS provides;†
  • Contributing to the development, design and delivery of research programmes;†
  • Contributing to the development, design and delivery of other initiatives relevant to the groupís mission statement (e.g. recruitment of staff etc).