|Salford Institute for Dementia, 113d Crescent House, Salford, M5 4WT.|
Anthea is a social scientist who has specialised in the area of dementia for the last 20 years. At the core of her work is a concern to engage with the lived experiences of those impacted by dementia, namely, those diagnosed with the condition, their family members and professional care supporters. Her research interests span the care continuum from pre-diagnosis to end of life. Her particular research topics include rurality, technology and creative approaches to supporting those living with dementia.
She began her research career working with Tom Kitwood at the Bradford Dementia Group and then moved to the University of Stirling where she led the acdemic team and the development of the first online Masters programme in Dementia Studies. She continues to work at Stirling on a fractional basis. She founded the Bournemouth University Dementia Institute, the first cross-school interdisciplinary 'grouping at the University at the time. She moved to Salford in June 2016 as the Universities first Professor of Dementia and took up the role of Coles Medlock Director for the Salford Institute for Dementia.