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.