Professor Alison Bowes

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

Professor Alison Bowes

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About me

Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor in SociologyFormer Chair in Dementia Research, Dementia Services Development CentreI hold BA and PhD degrees in Social Anthropology from the University of Durham. After teaching Anthropology at Durham, I came to the University of Stirling in 1977 as a Lecturer in Sociology, becoming Professor in 2001.I was previously Head of the Department of Applied Social Science from 1999 to 2004 and held the Chair in Dementia Research from 2008 to 2011.Teaching ASRP01-The Nature of Social Inquiry (Co-ordinator) ASRP10-Dissertation (Co-ordinator)

Research (36)

My research interests concern the provision of services to older people and people from minority ethnic groups. I have particular expertise in qualitative methods and working with socially excluded populations and also carries out interdisciplinary research on funding long term care for older people. Research ageing and services for older people aspects of housing, health and social welfare for minority ethnic groups Research Groups Dementia and Social Gerontology Social Surveys and Social Statistics

Projects

Designing homes for healthy cognitive ageing: co-production for impact and scale (DesHCA)
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

Centre for Population Change (Transition funding)
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

Designing for Ageing and Dementia International Research Network
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

Drugs Research Network Scotland (Host)
PI: Professor Tessa Parkes
Funded by: Scottish Funding Council

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

Centre for Population Change
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

Understanding the outcomes of people with cognitive impairment and/or dementia admitted to the general hospital.
PI:
Funded by: National Institute for Health Research

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

Literature Review - Assistive Technology
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: Dementia Services Development Trust

Support of people with dementia in remote areas
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: ESEP Ltd (Lowlands & Uplands)

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

Exploring satisfaction with personal social care services amongst Pakistani, Bangladeshi and White British people
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: National Centre for Social Research

PANICOA: Care Home Final Study; in depth examination of care
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: Department of Health

Preparatory Project - Support of People with Dementia in remote areas (REMODEM)
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Promotion of dementia standards: literature review
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: Care Inspectorate

Enabling health and wellbeing among older people: capitalising on resource
PI: Professor Kirstein Rummery
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Self-directed support - evidence base
PI: Professor Kirstein Rummery
Funded by: Scottish Government

Demographic Issues, Projections and Trends
PI:
Funded by: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Current and future services for people with dementia and their carers: a study to support the Royal Surgical Aid Society in shaping the charity's future direction
PI: Dr Alison Dawson
Funded by: AgeCare (Royal Surgical Aid Society)

Understanding and supporting people with learning disabilities who have a diagnosis of personality disorder
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Data Management through e-Social Science: Case studies, Provisions and Support (Dames)
PI: Professor Paul Lambert
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

'Facing dementia together': post diagnostic support pilot for people with dementia and their carers in Renfrew and East Renfrewshire
PI:
Funded by: Dementia Services Development Trust

Mobile Therapy Unit for Older People Diagnosed with Dementia The Brain Bus
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: Fold Housing Association

Towards Responsive Intelligent Cognitive Assistants for Older People
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: The Leverhulme Trust

Physical Activity for people with Dementia: A Scoping Study.
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Supporting Safe Walking for People with Dementia
PI:
Funded by: Halliday James Ltd

Preventing or delaying disablement amongst older adults: mapping the Scottish landscape of policies and programmes
PI:
Funded by: Scottish Government

Dignity & respect in residential care - issues for black and minority ethnic groups
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: Department of Health

COGWORKS - The Cognitive Health and Wellbeing Hub
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: Medical Research Council

Evaluation of 'Tell Someone'
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: Scottish Care Ltd

Interrogating harm and abuse: protection, agency and citizenship
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

MethoTelemed: methodology to assess telemedicine application
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine

A survey of brain training activity of people aged 50-65.
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: The Atlantic Philanthropies

Physical activity and black and minority ethnic groups : Qualitative Study
PI:
Funded by: NHS Health Scotland

Understanding elder abuse in black and minority ethnic groups: promoting good practice in services
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: Age Scotland

Outputs (71)

Outputs

Conference Proceeding

Douglas E, Phillips J & Bowes A (2021) Co-designing and producing research with people with lived experience. In: Ageing Past, Present and Future: Innovation and Change. British Society of Gerontology 50th Annual Conference 7 - 9 July 2021, Virtual, 07.07.2021-09.07.2021. Hampshire: British Society of Gerontology, p. 85. https://www.britishgerontology.org/public/31949/BSG_Conference_Book_2021_Online_v2.pdf

Article

Minet LR, Hansen LW, Pedersen CD, Titlestad IL, Christensen JK, Kidholm K, Rayce K, Bowes A & Mollegard L (2015) Early telemedicine training and counselling after hospitalization in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A feasibility study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 15 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-014-0124-4

Research Report

Bowes A, Dawson A & Greasley-Adams C (2013) Literature review: the cost effectiveness of assistive technology in supporting people with dementia. The Atlantic Philanthropies. Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling. http://dementia.stir.ac.uk/system/files/filedepot/1/the_cost_effectiveness_of_assistive_technology_in_supporting_people_with_dementia_october_13_1.pdf

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

Research Report

Innes A, Kelly F, Bowes A, Macintosh S & Robertson J (2011) ‘Facing dementia Together’: Post diagnostic support pilot for people with dementia and their families in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire - Final Project Evaluation Report. Scottish Government. Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC).

Conference Proceeding

Bowes A, Avan G & Macintosh S (2008) Elder abuse and black and minority ethnic communities: lessons for good practice. In: Pritchard J (ed.) Good Practice in Safeguarding Adults: Working Effectively in Adult Protection. Good Practice in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, pp. 83-100. http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843106999

Book Review

Bowes A (2008) Housing, 'Race' and Community Cohesion. Review of: Housing, 'Race' and Community Cohesion. Malcolm Harrison, Deborah Phillips, Kusminder Chahal, Lisa Hunt and John Perry, Coventry: Chartered Institute of Housing. (2005) pp. 234, 1903208211. Journal of Social Policy, 37 (1), pp. 160-162.

Research Report

Bell D, Bowes A & Dawson A (2007) Free Personal Care in Scotland: Recent Developments. Joseph Rowntree Foundation. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. http://www.jrf.org.uk/sites/files/jrf/2075-scotland-care-older-people.pdf

Book Review

Bowes A (1997) 'Race' and community care. Review of: 'Race' and Community Care, Waqar Ihsan Ullah Ahmad and Karl Atkin (eds), Buckingham: Open University Press, 1996, 199pp. ISBN 9780335194636. Sociology of Health and Illness, 19 (1), pp. 121-122. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.ep10934333

Book Review

Bowes A (1981) Gender and Culture: Kibbutz Women Revisited. Review of: Gender and culture: kibbutz women revisited, by Melford E Spiro, Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, I979, II6 pp. ISBN 9781560007715. Man, 16 (2), pp. 321-322. https://doi.org/10.2307/2801425

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