Personal profile

Academic Background

Current - NIHR Advanced Fellow

NIHR DEM-COMM 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 in care homes 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.

The Pro-CARE Study

Find out more about the Pro-CARE Study here

Access our booklet for carers of people with advanced dementia

Assisting People with Advanced Dementia with their Personal Care: Ideas and Tips for Carers

Key Responsibilities

Current Students

Ana Paula Trucco 01.02.2021-31.01.2025

Supervisor 5% - Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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