I am a drama practitioner and AHRC funded PhD candidate at The University of Exeter and Aberystwyth University. My research explores the cultural value of intergenerational art projects for people with dementia. I am specifically interested in extending knowledge on dementia and citizenship by analysis how (and if) intergenerational art programmes might identify people living with dementia as active subjects and create broader social meaning and value for participants engaged in these programmes.
I have previously worked as an Evaluator and Project Coordinator for community projects and organisations including Project Phakama, NOFA, Duckie and Music First amongst others. I have also held the positions of Activity Manager and Research Associate in care homes.
I am passionate about dementia and believe that it is crucial to acknowledge the active contribution that people living with dementia make to society. This website acts as a portfolio/blog of my research and creative work as an art practitioner in dementia care.