Personnel at the Journal of Dementia Care

Key Personnel at the Journal of Dementia Care

  • Editor: Catherine Ross
  • Managing Editor: Sue Benson
  • Production editor & website editor: Andrew Chapman
  • Advertisement Manager: Caroline Bowern
  • Editor in Chief: Dr Richard Hawkins

Consultant editors

  • Professor Jill Manthorpe, professor of social work, Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London
  • Dr Hazel Heath, independent nurse consultant and chair of the RCN Older People Forum.

The Journal of Dementia Care Editorial Advisory Board

To ensure that the editorial in the Journal is representative of all aspects of current care practice, the publishers have created an editorial board comprised of leading professionals reflecting the publication’s multi-disciplinary approach. Current members of the board are:

  • Caroline Baker, Director of Dementia Care, Four Seasons Health Care
  • Professor Dawn Brooker, Director, University of Worcester Association for Dementia Studies
  • Professor Murna Downs, Bradford Dementia Group, University of Bradford
  • The DEEP Group (Dementia Engagement and Empowerment) – people living with dementia
  • Dr Nori Graham, Vice President of Alzheimers Disease International
  • Professor Steve Iliffe, Professor of Primary Care for Older People, University College London and Royal Free medical schools
  • Maria Parsons, Dementia Care Consultant, Head of Oxford Ageing research
  • Lynne Phair, Independent Consultant Nurse and Expert Witness
  • Jackie Pool, Occupational Therapist Consultant in Dementia Care, Hampshire
  • Nada Savitch, Co-director, Innovations in Dementia
  • Professor Graham Stokes, Global Director of Dementia Care, Bupa
  • Dr Amanda Thompsell, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Professor Bob Woods, Professor of Clinical Psychology of Older People, Bangor University

Editorial Content

  • The Journal of Dementia Care includes regular sections on:
  • News: a round-up of the latest news in the dementia care field, including conference reports, key funding announcements, appointments and awards
  • Reports round-up: a summary of the headline findings from major reports
  • Resources and blogs updates: stay up-to-date by reading about all the latest dementia resources – films, online learning materials, blogs, books, guides or websites – and learn where and how to access these
  • Events: look out for major dementia learning and sharing events in the UK, including JDC’s own programme of conferences UK-wide
  • Talking Point: a chance for dementia care professionals to share their opinions on issues that matter to them
  • Network articles: reports on local dementia-specific projects, giving practitioners the chance to share the story of their work
  • ‘JDC asks…’: read the views of a changing line-up of expert contributors as they respond to a topical question in the dementia care field
  • Feature articles: in-depth articles that give an opportunity to share more complex material, such as the findings from a service evaluation, a report on a publication or campaign, or the findings from a research project, a detailed case study or good practice on a particular topic
  • Research: news and summaries drawing out key messages for practitioners and providing a vital platform for researchers to share their findings with practitioners

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