Rosie is a research Fellow within the Faculty of Social Sciences and a Clinical Studies Officer for the Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network.
Rosie’s research background focuses on people’s experiences of living with dementia. She has a particular interest in how a biopsychosocial perspective can enhance our understanding of the condition, and how people learn to live well with dementia. She recently completed a mixed-method PhD exploring how people with Alzheimer’s disease perceive stigma and look to the future. People with early and late-onset Alzheimer’s disease participated to explore how age influenced experiences. The key findings of the PhD highlight that across participants there was a shared focus on remaining positive and managing one day at a time. She is currently working on a project exploring carers’ time use among people supporting older adults with care needs. In addition, she works for the Scottish Dementia Clinical Research Network to assist in the uptake and delivery of clinical research studies for dementia and other neurodegenerative conditions.