Host: Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health
Senior presenter: Professor John Keady, SNMSW: “Neighbourhoods and dementia: contours and contexts”
John is a registered mental health nurse and completed his part-time PhD in 1999 using a grounded theory methodology. Prior to this, he practised for several years as a community psychiatric nurse in dementia care, a position he held in North Wales. Since 2006 John has worked at the University of Manchester where he holds a joint position between the University and the Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. John currently leads the inter-disciplinary Dementia and Ageing Research Team at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work. His research is mainly concerned with the biographical and subjective experience of dementia and he is founding and co-editor of the bi-monthly Sage journal: Dementia: the international journal of social research and practice, now in its thirteenth year
Junior presenter: Dr Iracema Leroi, IBBMH: "From Click to Cognition: How technology can help us in dementia"
Dr Iracema Leroi, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Psychiatry, is the clinical co-lead for MAHSC’s mental health domain and DeNDRoN North West’s Dementia Research Director. She provides clinical leadership for dementia studies in the Network and is responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of a balanced portfolio of dementia studies. In addition to her work with dementia, Dr. Leroi lectures for the British Geriatrics Society's Parkinson's Disease Academy and was a Deputy Mental Health representative on the NICE Parkinson's guidelines committee. In 2006, she was awarded a Senior Research Fellowship with the PDS to study the neural and clinical correlates of disorders of reward and motivation in Parkinson's.
About the research series:
The monthly Faculty Research Series events are open to all staff and students from across the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences and the University, offering an opportunity to celebrate research achievement and stimulate scientific interaction. Each month one host School or Institute from the Faculty will pair with a different School or Institute to highlight and showcase similar topics from different perspectives. The 2014 series is led by Professor David Eisner and administered from the Faculty Research Office.
Held on Wednesday lunchtimes, each meeting lasts an hour, including two 20-25 minute presentations – one from a junior and one from a more senior member of Faculty staff. Each presentation will be followed by a short discussion. A buffet lunch will be available from 12.30. Presentations begin at 1pm.
Please note that places will be limited so registration is essential, please register via Eventbrite