Professor Louise McCabe

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Dementia and Ageing Colin Bell Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Louise McCabe

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About me

Louise has worked in the field of dementia studies in both practice and academia for over twenty years, starting her career as a care worker in residential homes for older people.  Louise has been a lecturer in Dementia Studies within the Faculty of Social Sciences since 2005 and was part of the team that developed the first online MSc in Dementia Studies programme, which celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2018.   In addition, Louise has an active research career and has been involved with many research and evaluation projects focused on improving the lives of people with dementia and their carers.

Research (29)

Louise’s research interests lie within the fields of dementia studies and gerontology and focus on improving the lives of people with dementia and their carers through research that engages directly with individuals. Her research includes user-focused evaluations and cross-national studies of dementia care services in Europe and India. Louise’s research mainly utilises participatory, qualitative methods to engage with the experiences and views of people with dementia and their carers. Her overarching interest is in how individuals, families and services work together to support people to live well with dementia in different regions and cultural contexts.

Projects

The impact of COVID-19 Fear: evidence to inform social, health and economic recovery - a Healthy Ageing In Scotland (HAGIS) study
PI: Dr Elaine Douglas
Funded by: UK Research and Innovation

Sit Less Move More – Creating a culture of activity and movement in a care home setting
PI: Dr Grant Gibson
Funded by: Life Changes Trust

Creating better lives? An Evaluation of the Life Changes Trust
PI: Professor Louise McCabe
Funded by: Life Changes Trust

ASUME Volunteering and Dementia in Norway
PI: Dr Vikki McCall
Funded by: Nasjonalforeningen for folkehelsen

COVID19 social distancing effects on social engagement, loneliness, wellbeing and physical activity in Scottish older adults, and an exploration of potential ameliorating strategies.
PI: Professor Anna Whittaker
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Personalised physical activity for people with dementia in care homes
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: The Healthcare Management Trust

Social Isolation and Technology Guidelines Project
PI: Professor Louise McCabe
Funded by: NHS National Services Scotland

Scoping exercise to support bid for project exploring the potential of technolgoy to address social isolation in Scotland
PI: Professor Louise McCabe
Funded by: Scottish Government

Good night, sleep well: Impact of sleep environment innovations and effects
PI: Professor Louise McCabe
Funded by: Coventry University

The Role of Volunteers in Dementia Care
PI: Dr Vikki McCall
Funded by: Abbeyfield Society

British Society of Gerontology Conference 2016
PI: Professor Louise McCabe
Funded by: Delegates - Short Courses

Sight loss, dementia and meaningful activity: A scoping study’
PI: Dr Alison Dawson
Funded by: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Day care for people with dementia in Scotland
PI: Professor Louise McCabe
Funded by: Alzheimer Scotland

North Lanarkshire Integrated Addiction Service (NLIAS) Evaluation
PI:
Funded by: North Lanarkshire Council

Evaluation of the Dementia Home Care Environments service
PI: Professor Louise McCabe
Funded by: Cumbria County Council

Assessing the population of people with ARBD in Forth Valley and current levels of need
PI: Professor Louise McCabe
Funded by: NHS Forth Valley

How do Forth Valley services meet identified needs and ideas for the future?
PI: Professor Louise McCabe
Funded by: NHS Forth Valley

Best practice in the design of residential environments for people with dementia & sight loss - Stage 1
PI:
Funded by: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Cumbria Dementia Strategy 2012 - 2014
PI: Professor Louise McCabe
Funded by: Cumbria County Council

Evaluation of tele-psychiatry - study 2
PI: Professor Louise McCabe
Funded by: Ashludie Hospital and Millar MacKenzie Trust

Evaluation of the Memory Spinners: The Scottish Opera singing group developed in partnership with Alzheimer's Scotland
PI: Professor Louise McCabe
Funded by: Scottish Opera

Scoping Study of Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD) Potential Care Markets and Services in Scotland
PI: Professor Louise McCabe
Funded by: William Simpsons

Alcohol Related Brain Damage Scoping Study
PI:
Funded by: NHS Shetland

Evaluation of Harmony's project providing live music for frail and older people ("the Study")
PI: Professor Louise McCabe
Funded by: Harmony

KTP Outcomes Extension
PI: Professor Louise McCabe
Funded by: Fife Council

Knowledge Transfer Partnership Outcome.
PI: Professor Louise McCabe
Funded by: Fife Council

Knowledge Transfer Partnership KTP006647.
PI: Professor Louise McCabe
Funded by: Fife Council and Technology Strategy Board

Establishing dementia care in India: on-going translation or local adaptation?
PI: Professor Louise McCabe
Funded by: The Carnegie Trust

European Collaboration on Dementia - EuroCoDe
PI: Professor Louise McCabe
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Outputs (46)

Outputs

Article

Tomaz SA, Ryde GC, Swales B, Neely KC, Andreis F, Coffee P, Connelly J, Kirkland A, McCabe L, Watchman K, Martin JG, Pina I & Whittaker AC (2022) ". . . Exercise opportunities became very important": Scottish older adults' changes in physical activity during Covid19'. European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, 19, Art. No.: 16. https://doi.org/10.1186/s11556-022-00295-z

Conference Proceeding

Brown T, Douglas E, Douglas C & McCabe L (2022) COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Survey: how COVID-19 fear impacts social, health and economic recovery from the pandemic in people aged over 50. In: Preparing for the future III: Tackling key challenges facing longitudinal population studies in a post-COVID world - Book of abstracts. CLOSER Preparing for the future III – tackling key challenges facing longitudinal population studies in a post-COVID world, Virtual, 20.01.2022. London: Closer. https://www.closer.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/Preparing-for-the-future-III-Book-of-abstracts.pdf

Conference Proceeding

Douglas E, Bell DNF, Comerford D, McCabe L, Pemble C, McGregor L & Brown T (2021) The Impact of COVID-19 Fear: Evidence To Inform Social, Health And Economic Recovery - A Healthy Ageing In Scotland (HAGIS) Study. In: Ageing Past, Present and Future: Innovation and Change. British Society of Gerontology 50th Annual Conference, Online, 07.07.2021-09.07.2021. Hampshire: British Society of Gerontology, p. 165. https://www.britishgerontology.org/public/31949/BSG_Conference_Book_2021_Online_v2.pdf

Article

Tomaz SA, Coffee P, Ryde GC, Swales B, Neely KC, Connelly J, Kirkland A, McCabe L, Watchman K, Andreis F, Martin JG, Pina I & Whittaker AC (2021) Loneliness, Wellbeing, and Social Activity in Scottish Older Adults Resulting from Social Distancing during the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (9), Art. No.: 4517. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18094517

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Whittaker AC, Tomaz SA, Ryde G, Connelly J, Coffee P, Kirkland A, McCabe L, Watchman K, Andreis F, Swales B, Martin JG, Pina I & Neely KC (2020) Loneliness, social support and wellbeing in Scottish older adults as a result of social distancing during the Covid19 pandemic. American Psychosomatic Society 2020 Virtual Meeting, Online, 03.12.2020-04.12.2020. https://psychosomatic.org/meetings/annual-meeting-2020/

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Tomaz SA, Ryde G, Connelly J, Swales B, Martin JG, Pina I, Neely KC, Coffee P, Kirkland A, Andreis F, McCabe L, Watchman K & Whittaker AC (2020) The impact of Covid19 on Scottish older adults’ physical activity: Changes and associations with wellbeing. Scottish Physical Activity Research Connections 2020 Digital Conference, Online, 11.11.2020-18.11.2020. https://www.sparc.education.ed.ac.uk/conference-2020/

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Whittaker AC, Tomaz SA, Coffee P, Ryde G, Connelly J, Kirkland A, McCabe L, Watchman K, Andreis F, Neely KC, Swales B, Martin JG & Pina I (2020) Impact of Covid19 social distancing on the social and mental health of Scottish older adults. Scottish Physical Activity Research Connections 2020 Digital Conference, Online, 11.11.2020-18.11.2020. https://www.sparc.education.ed.ac.uk/conference-2020/

Article

McCabe L, Greasley-Adams C & Goodson K (2015) 'What I want to do is get half a dozen of them and go and see Simon Cowell': Reflecting on participation and outcomes for people with dementia taking part in a creative musical project. Dementia, 14 (6), pp. 734-750. https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301213508128

Article

McCabe L & Greasley-Adams C (2012) Evaluating the Harmony project. Journal of Dementia Care, 20 (3), pp. 38-39.

Research Report

Bowes A, Dawson A, Jepson R & McCabe L (2011) Physical activity for people with dementia: A Scoping Study. Scottish Government - Chief Scientist Office. Chief Scientist Office. http://www.cso.scot.nhs.uk/Publications/ExecSumms/OctNov11/MH_Bowes.pdf

Book Chapter

McCabe L & Innes A (2007) Building on the Lessons of Evaluations. In: Innes A & McCabe L (eds.) Evaluation in Dementia Care. London: Jessica Kingsley, pp. 249-260.

Book Review

McCabe L (2007) Perspectives on rehabilitation and dementia. Review of: Perspectives on Rehabilitation and Dementia. Mary Marshall (ed.) London: Jessica Kingsley. (2005) 254pp, ISBN 1-84310-286-2. Journal of Social Policy, 36 (2), pp. 361-362. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047279407330845

Book Chapter

Innes A & McCabe L (2006) What is Evaluation?. In: Innes A & McCabe L (eds.) Evaluation in Dementia Care. London: Jessica Kingsley, pp. 11-19. http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843104292

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