Qualitative Research, Occupational Therapy, Mental Health, Dementia, Eldercare
Chloe works as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Exeter’s College of Medicine and Health, as part of the Exeter Care Homes and Knowledge (ExCHANGE) Collaboration. This exciting PenARC research project focuses on the wellbeing and happiness of older people living in care homes and is supported by funding from the Alzheimer’s Society and Dunhill Medical Trust.
She is also a registered Occupational Therapist with a background of working in older adults’ mental healthcare. Time spent living in Andalusia, Spain, sparked her interest in approaches to ageing, dementia and care in the Andalusian context. This led to her ESRC-funded doctoral research project, which she is currently completing at the University of Sussex, entitled ‘Looking After Abuelos: An Ethnography of Dementia Care in an Andalusian Town’. The project explores questions of personhood, kinship, community and spirituality in Andalusian dementia care.