Postdoctoral Research Fellow
South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
Catherine trained in medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, with an intercalated degree in psychology at UCL. She completed general practice training, and worked first as a GP partner in Hackney, East London for 7 years, then as a salaried GP in Bedminster, Bristol for 15 years.
Increasingly interested in innovations for patient-centred care in dementia, Catherine completed a PhD in medical studies as a Clinical Training Fellow with the REACH team at the University of Exeter Medical School, looking at issues around awareness in early dementia, and developing a new clinical interview for assessing awareness.
Catherine currently holds an NIHR Dementia Capacity Building Postdoctoral Fellowship with PenARC, and continues to work with the REACH team, researching awareness in people with dementia and approaches to facilitate 'living well' with dementia.
PhD Medical Studies University of Exeter
MB; BS St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, University of London
BSc (Psychology with basic medical science) Unversity College London
PhD title: Identifying and addressing difficulties with awareness in early-stage dementia.
Supervisors: Professor Linda Clare, Dr Sharon Savage, Dr Anthony Martyr
Funding: Clinical training fellowship sponsored by Alzheimer’s Society.