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- Senior Research Associate
- Division of Psychiatry
- Faculty of Brain Sciences
Kirsten joined the unit early in 2014 to work on The CoMPASs:IOn Programme (Care Of Memory Problems in Advanced Stages: Improving Our kNowledge). This is a 3 year programme grant funded by Marie Curie Cancer Care UK to develop new interventions to improve end of life care for people with dementia. Kirsten has been engaged as the Advanced Dementia Interdisciplinary Care Leader to pilot a model of care to improve end of life dementia care for residents and is working in two care homes.
Kirsten has a background in psychology and sociology and joins us from Australia where she has worked for the past 14 years at the National Ageing Research Institute. Here she was engaged in a broad range of research programs to improve the quality of care for older people and people with dementia. She has undertaken numerous studies implementing practice change in care homes and focusing on dementia care, restraint reduction, falls prevention and improving care environments.
Her PhD examined a family carers’ experience of a home based program for people with advanced dementia.
|03-MAR-2014||Advanced Dementia Inter-Disciplinary Care Leader||Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit, Division of Ps||UCL, United Kingdom|
|01-JUL-1999 – 13-FEB-2014||Research Fellow||Health Promotion||National Ageing Research Institute, Australia|