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Dr Kathryn Lord

PositionSenior Research Fellow
LocationHorton A, 4.09
DepartmentCentre for Applied Dementia Studies
Telephone01274 232306

Research Interests (key words only)

Transitions in dementia care; Family carer support interventions; Decision-making.

PhD Supervision

  • Angela Richardson, Optimising the transition from hospital to care homes for people with dementia (due to complete 2019).

  • Suzanne Hill, Medicines optimisation during and following transitions of care for people with Dementia between care homes and hospitals (due to complete 2019).

  • Jules Beresford-Dent, Developing a theoretical model of how independence at home is maintained or lost in dementia (due to complete 2022).

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • MSc Advanced Dementia Studies
  • BSc Paramedic Science


Dr Kathryn Lord is a Senior Research Fellow in Applied Dementia Research.

Kathryn completed her PhD at UCL, 'The DECIDE study: Dementia carers making informed decisions'. This work developed and tested the feasibility of a decision aid to support family carers make place of care decisions for their relative with dementia.

Her current research is broadly focused on improving the care and support provided to people living with dementia and their family carers, particularly during transitions in either levels or locations of care. She is interested in supervising PhD students with complementary interests in these overarching themes.

Study History

  • PhD Psychiatry (University College London) (2016)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Hertfordshire) (2006)

Professional History

  • Research Fellow, University of Bradford Centre for Applied Dementia Studies.
  • Research Associate / PhD Student, University College London Division of Psychiatry.
  • Research Worker, Kings College London Institute of Psychiatry.
  • Research Assistant, University of Hertfordshire The Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care.

Professional Activities

Associate Editor: BMC Health Services Research.

Research Areas

Kathryn’s research interests focus on improving transitions in dementia care for people with dementia, their families and healthcare professionals.

Current Projects

Kathryn is co-applicant on the current funded projects:

  • The NIDUS project (New Interventions for Independence in Dementia) 
  • START (Strategies for Relatives) Implementation Grant. Diagnosing and detecting types of dementia and delirium in the community.


View Dr Lord's publications on Bradford Scholars

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