Dr Grant Gibson

Lecturer in Dementia Studies

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

Dr Grant Gibson

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About me

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 research with people with Parkinson's disease, having worked on a large multi site study exploring prevalence of mood disorders in people with PD. More recently, Grant's research has focused on the use of participatory research methodologies with older people and people with dementia, impact of social interventions in improving quality of life in dementia and older age and experiences of Parkinson's Disease Dementia and Dementia with Lewy Bodies.

Grant 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.  

Other Academic Activities

Book review editor. Journal of Enabling Technologies
Book review editor for Journal of Enabling Technologies

Committee Member British Society of Gerontology Technology and Ageing Special Interest Group
British Society of Gerontology