Ms Lesley Palmer

Head of Design Services /Chief Architect

Dementia Services Development Centre Stirling

Ms Lesley Palmer

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About me

Lesley is the Chief Architect for the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC), University of Stirling and Director of Iridis Digital Ltd, a joint venture organisation within the University of Stirling established for the purposes of improving quality of life for longer through technology, research and the design of the built environment.

Lesley is an experienced architect with extensive international experience of designing and advising on dementia-friendly design principles; a non-pharmacological approach to supporting people living with dementia.

In addition to her roles at the University, Lesley is the Co-chair of the Scottish Government’s Dementia and Housing sub-group, a Steering Group Member for the British Standards Institute PAS 6463: Design for the Mind, a member of the Dementia Ageing Research Group, University of Stirling, and External Steering Committee Member of the PRIDEM research project, Newcastle University. Lesley is involved in several research projects with a focus on ageing, dementia and the built environment.

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