Dr Katherine Algar-Skaife

Research Fellow

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Kat is a Dementia Care researcher, passionate about improving the quality of life and well-being of people living with dementia and those who support them, and in particular through the arts. Over the past ten years, she has established an early career track record in the field of dementia care, supervised research staff and students, and won increasing grant capture. Throughout her research career, she has collaborated with organisations such as Age Cymru and Flintshire Social Services to ensure that her research has a real-life impact on people affected by dementia.

Kat’s research interests lie within the intersection of arts, health and social sciences and therefore offers opportunities for creative, collaborative, and applied research methods.

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Kat is a Dementia Care researcher, passionate about improving the quality of life and well-being of people living with dementia and those who support them, and in particular through the arts. Over the past ten years, she has established an early career track record in the field of dementia care, supervised research staff and students, and won increasing grant capture. Throughout her research career, she has collaborated with organisations such as Age Cymru and Flintshire Social Services to ensure that her research has a real-life impact on people affected by dementia.

Kat’s research interests lie within the intersection of arts, health and social sciences and therefore offers opportunities for creative, collaborative, and applied research methods.

Postgraduate Project Opportunities

Kat welcomes the opportunity to supervise PhD work in Ageing and Dementia Studies including how the arts relate to older people, those living with dementia, their un-paid carers and those employed in the social care sector. She particularly welcomes qualitative or mixed-methods studies about:

  • The arts in health and social care
  • Interventions to improve the quality of life and well-being of people living with dementia and those who support them
  • Creative ageing
  • Improving the well-being of care home residents and staff
  • Dementia Friendly Communities

However, she is happy to discuss other ideas, so please get in touch: k.algar@bangor.ac.uk

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