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Academic Background

Current - NIHR Dementia Capacity Building Postdoctoral Fellow with ARC EoE

Alzheimer's Society Research Fellow July 2018 - April 2022

Senior Research Associate on the PERFECTED Study, UEA (Feb 2014 - June 2016: Research Associate; July 2016 - June 2018: Senior Research Associate)

Senior Research Associate (Dementia), UEA (April 2016 - February 2018)

Senior Research Associate on the RReACH Study, UEA (July 2014 - March 2016)

Associate Tutor (Sept 2014 - September 2015)

PhD, The management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in care homes, University of East Anglia (2010 - 2014)

MA Sociological Research, Essex University (2009 - 2010)

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology (1st class), University Campus Suffolk (2006 - 2009)



Key Research Interests

Tamara has extensive experience of working as a paid carer with older and/or vulnerable adults. Her research interests include: improving the lives of people with dementia receiving care, care strategies, dementia care, care homes, home care, and risk. 

Tamara's current research focusses on:

  • Reducing refusals of care in advanced dementia.
  • Improving personal care interactions in both care home and family settings.
  • Safety and risk in homecare for people with dementia.


External Activities

World Health Organisation (WHO) Dementia Knowledge Exchange peer review network member


Reviewer for NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) and Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programmes 

Reviewer for the Dunhill Medical Trust and the Alzheimer's Association International Conference.

Organising committee member for British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference 2023.

Reviewer for multiple journals such as Aging & Mental Health, Ageing and Society, Dementia

Associate Editor, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (JAD) Jan 2018 - Dec 2018


Alzheimer's Society 'Rising Star in Dementia Research' runner up award: 19th May 2017

Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence 'Outstanding Reviewer' 2017


Key Responsibilities

Current Students

Ana Paula Trucco 01.02.2021-31.01.2025

Supervisor 5% - Degree of Doctor of Philosophy


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