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Rosie Dunn

Miss Rosie Dunn

Research Assistant

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Paramedical PeriOperative and Advanced Practice

Qualifications

  • BSc (University of Hull)
  • MSc (University of Hull)
  • PhD (University of Hull)

Summary

Rosie is a pre-doctoral Research Assistant and PhD researcher, specialising in dementia and older adults' health and wellbeing. Rosie began her career in the NHS, working in various roles as a Health Care Assistant, Research Assistant and Assistant Psychologist, before moving full-time into academia.

Rosie has worked / continues to work on a number of high-profile research projects at the University of Hull since 2016, including:

- Caregiverspro-MMD - an Horizon 2020 funded project, which designed and piloted a website for people with dementia and their caregivers across four European sites: https://caregiversprommd-project.eu/

- Challenge Demcare - an online e-learning course designed to teach healthcare professionals how to cope with 'behaviours that challenge' in dementia care: https://dementiaresearchathull.co.uk/

- 'Behaviours that Challenge' - this project involved consultations and delphi surveys with key stakeholders including professionals of all disciplines, care home organisations, NHS England networks, people with dementia and families to update the 2013 British Psychological Society Briefing ‘Alternatives to Antipsychotic Medication in People with Dementia'

- The Power of Language - this project involved surveys and focus groups with people with dementia, their carers and healthcare professionals on the language we use to describe changes in behaviour associated with dementia.

- Social Care Innovation Programme (SCIP) - this £1.5M ERDF funded project aims to enhance the quality and increase sustainability in the social care sector through the use of technology.

Rosie was awarded a PhD scholarship in September 2019. Her research involves the use of interpretive phenomenological analysis alongside photo-elicitation techniques to explore the experiences of couples living with dementia and multiple health conditions.

Rosie helps run the Dementia Advisory Board, a group held at the University every other month attended by people living with dementia and their families, who kindly give up their time to support and advise on research projects and provide feedback on the MSc in Dementia programme. Rosie is also a member of the research group SPARC (Social and Psychological Research in Long Term Conditions) and the Multimorbidity research cluster.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Conceptualising comorbidity and multimorbidity in dementia: A scoping review and syndemic framework

Dunn, R., Clayton, E., Wolverson, E., & Hilton, A. (2022). Conceptualising comorbidity and multimorbidity in dementia: A scoping review and syndemic framework. Journal of Multimorbidity and Comorbidity, 12, https://doi.org/10.1177/26335565221128432

Family carer perspectives on the language of behaviour change in dementia: an online mixed methods survey

Wolverson, E., Moniz-Cook, E., Dunn, R., & Dunning, R. (2022). Family carer perspectives on the language of behaviour change in dementia: an online mixed methods survey. Age and ageing, 51(3), https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afac047

The use of a bespoke website developed for people with dementia and carers: Users' experiences, perceptions and support needs

Wolverson, E., White, C., Dunn, R., Cunnah, K., Howe, D., Paulson, K., …Thorpe, J. (2022). The use of a bespoke website developed for people with dementia and carers: Users’ experiences, perceptions and support needs. Dementia, 21(1), 94-113. https://doi.org/10.1177/14713012211028495

The language of behaviour changes in dementia: A mixed methods survey exploring the perspectives of people with dementia

Wolverson, E., Moniz-Cook, E., Dunn, R., Gove, D., & Diaz-Ponce, A. (2021). The language of behaviour changes in dementia: A mixed methods survey exploring the perspectives of people with dementia. Journal of advanced nursing, 77(4), 1992-2001. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14787

The Role of Models and Formulations in the Management of Behaviors that Challenge in Dementia

Medea, B., Roberts, M., Dunn, R., & Andrew James, I. (2020). The Role of Models and Formulations in the Management of Behaviors that Challenge in Dementia. Open Access Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, 5(5), Article 555671. https://doi.org/10.19080/OAJGGM.2020.05.555671

Research interests

Dementia; older adult mental health; multimorbidity; positive psychology; health psychology

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