Dementia Enquirers Advisors

Throughout the programme we received generous and unstinting support from a large number of experts in different fields. A  number of these individuals are highlighted below.

Professor Dawn Brooker is the Director of the Association for Dementia Studies at Worcester University, where she leads a team dedicated to dementia care research. Originally qualified as a clinical psychologist, she enjoys working at the interface between the experience of those living with dementia, care practice and research. Dawn is internationally recognised for scholarship in practice development of person-centred care.

Professor Tom Shakespeare is professor of disability research at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has been active in research and activism for more than 30 years. He is author of Disability Rights and Wrongs (2006), among other books, and was a co-author and co-editor of the WHO World Report on Disability (2011).

Dr Rosie Ashworth is a dementia researcher working between the University of Stirling and the NHS. Rosie has a love for co-production and finding ways of making the world of research more accessible and inclusive for people living with dementia. Rosie is currently supporting the Dementia Enquirers
to explore research ethics and how they can be improved.

Dr David Crepaz Keay is head of Empowerment and Social Inclusion at the Mental Health Foundation. He has led the development and delivery of self-management courses for people with a severe psychiatric diagnosis across the UK and developed national service user involvement mechanisms in England, Scotland and Wales.

Dr Lucy Series is a socio-legal academic, and an expert in mental capacity law, adult social care law, and disability human rights. She is based at the School for Policy Studies at Bristol University, where she teaches social work law and disability studies.