A Human Geographer and Social Gerontologist by background, Grant is a Lecturer in Dementia Studies here in the Faculty of Social Science. Grant has been an academic researcher in the fields of dementia care and chronic illnesses in old age for over 12 years. Over this time Grant has worked on projects evaluating satisfaction with memory services among people with dementia and their carers, the design and implementation of assistive technology for people with dementia, and provision of health and social care services for people with dementia and their carers in primary care. Grant also has experience of carrying out reserarch with people with Parkinson's disease, having worked on a large multi site study exploring prevalence of mood disorders in people with PD. Grant also holds a PhD from the University of Liverpool exploring men's experiences of living with PD. Grant has experience of a range of social theoretical approaches, and of qualitative and quantitative research methods.