Dr Catherine Quinn
Senior Research Fellow


Research interests

Catherine’s research focuses on the following areas:

  • The experience of informal caregivers for people with dementia, with specific interest in the quality of caregiving relationships and positive aspects of caregiving.
  • The development of psycho-social interventions.
  • Interventions for care/residential homes.

Research projects

Improving the experience of dementia and enhancing active life: the IDEAL study (www.idealproject.org.uk).


Clare, L. (PI), Jones, R. W., Morris, R., Mathews, F., Rusted, J., Hughes, J., Victor, C., Knapp, M., Jones, I.R., Savitch, N., Hindle, J.V., Quinn, C., Martyr, A., Nelis, S., Ballard, C., Hillman, A. (2018-2022).  Improving the experience of dementia and enhancing active life: a longitudinal perspective on living well with dementia (the IDEAL-2 study).  Alzheimer’s Society. £1,999,704.60 over 5 years.

Nelis, S., Quinn, C., & Lamont, R. (2017). Cultural and Personal Reflections on Dementia. ESRC Festival of Social Science Award. £940.

L. Clare, I.R. Jones, C. Victor, J.V. Hindle, R.W. Jones, M. Knapp, M. Kopelman, A. Martyr, F. Matthews, R.G. Morris, S.M. Nelis, J. Pickett, C. Quinn, J. Rusted, N. Savitch, J. Thom (2014 – 2018). Living well with dementia. ESRC/NIHR. £4,230,929 over 5 years

NISCHR. £233,979 over two years to Quinn, C. (PI), Clare, L., Anderson, D., Whitaker, R., & Tudor Edwards, R. Self-management in dementia: a pilot trial of the development, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a SM group intervention 2013- 2014. RFS-12-35.

Research networks

Member of British Society of Gerontology

Member of the Bristish Psychological Society

Member of INTERDEM (Early detection and timely INTERvention in DEMentia)


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