My practice background is in social care where I spent many years as Chief Executive of Down's Syndrome Scotland. Recent research has focused on ageing in people with an intellectual disability, advanced dementia care and football reminiscence with care home residents who have dementia. Development of resources such as Jenny's Diary and Supporting Derek ensure dissemination of research findings into practice.
I have developed and delicer a one-day practice development course on intellectual disability and dementia and I provide consultancy to support an ageing population of people with an intellectual disability within social care settings. In 2017, I was awarded Self Management Resource of the Year for Jenny's Diary by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland.
Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Herald Design for Diversity - finalist –
Herald Diversity through Education - finalist –
Health and Social Care Alliance Self Management Resource of the Year - winner –