Monica Leverton

Research Interests

My PhD research is embedded within the NIDUS programme (New Interventions for Independence in Dementia) at UCL and part of the Alzheimer’s Society Centre of Excellence for Independence at Home. I have taken an ethnographic approach to explore home care for people with dementia. Through interviews and participant observations, my aim is to understand the skills, training and support needs of home care workers to enable independence at home for people with dementia. I use visual elicitation in the form of photographs and sketches to communicate my research to a wider audience. This research is informing the development of the co-produced NIDUS-professional training and support programme for home carer workers.

My PhD is funded by the Alzheimer’s Society and began in March 2018. I am supervised by Professor Claudia Cooper (UCL), Dr Penny Rapaport (UCL) and Professor Jill Manthorpe (Kings College London).

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