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Claire teaches occupational therapy and has a particular specialism in working with older people and people with dementia. Her research interest includes exploring ways that design can improve the quality of life of older people, and is part of the Lab4Living research project at the University. She has written and co-authored numerous books and is currently studying for a PhD in participatory photographic research methods in gerontology.


  • Occupational Therapy
  • Interventions to improve quality of life for older people
  • Approaches to promoting active ageing
  • Supported self management
  • Working with people with dementia
  • Arts based approaches to promoting communication for persons with dementia
  • Creativity in learning and teaching
  • Photographic methods in research
  • Spirituality and older people 

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