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.
Other Academic Activities
Book review editor. Journal of enabling technologies Book review editor for journal of enabling technologies
Grant's research interests in the area of dementia and dementia care include
Critical approaches to the use of technology within dementia care.
Health and social care service delivery for people with dementia
Dementia, gender and embodiment
Grant's wider research interests include
the lived experience of chronic illness states in older people
Multimorbidity and older age
Gender ageing and health
Masculinity and men's health in older age
Gibson G, Dickinson C, Brittain K & Robinson L (2018) Personalisation, customisation and bricolage: how people with dementia and their families make assistive technology work for them (Forthcoming/Available Online). Ageing and society. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X18000661.
Gibson G (2017) What can the treatment of Parkinson's disease learn from dementia care; applying a bio-psycho-social approach to Parkinson's disease. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 12 (4), Art. No.: e12159. https://doi.org/10.1111/opn.12159.
Brown R, Landau S, Hindle J, Playfer J, Mike S, Wilson K, Hurt C, Anderson R, Carnell J, Dickinson L, Gibson G, Van Schaick R, Sellwood K, Thomas B & Burn D (2011) Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 82 (7), pp. 803-809.
Gibson G, Timlin A, Curran S & Wattis J (2007) The impact of location on satisfaction with dementia services amongst people with dementia and their informal carers: a comparative evaluation of a community-based and a clinic-based memory service. , International Psychogeriatrics, 19 (2), pp. 267-277.