Short bio:

I work at the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (formally PSSRU) at the Department of Health Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Since March 2020 I have been curating the LTCcovid.org website, which has brought together international experts on long-term care, sharing data and reports analysing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on long-term care systems.

I am currently working on the Social Care Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience project, looking to learn lessons for the English social care system from emerging evidence and international experiences.

I do research on economic and policy aspects of the care, treatment and support of people with dementia, and long-term care financing. I am co-lead of the Strengthening Responses to Dementia in Developing Countries (STRiDE) project, a multi-national research project funded by the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund involving Brazil, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, and South Africa.

I have previously worked on the “Modelling Dementia” (MODEM) research project which aimed to estimate the impact, in terms of costs and quality of life, of making evidence-based interventions for dementia more widely available in England.

I was co-author of the World Alzheimer Report 2016, which considered how to improve health care coverage for people living with dementia. I was member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Guideline Development Group for Risk reduction guidelines for cognitive decline and dementia and have been a consultant for WHO’s Department of Ageing and Life Course and the Inter-American Development Bank.

A list of my academic publications is available here.

All the views expressed in this blog are my own and not those of my employers or collaborators.

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