Dr Ruth Lamont
Research Fellow


Research interests

I am currently working within the Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health at Exeter (http://psychology.exeter.ac.uk/reach/) with a focus on factors that enable individuals to live well with dementia. My other research interests include attitudes to ageing and stereotyping of older people, and exploring the impact that age stereotyping can have on competencies and well-being in later life.

Research projects

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


  • 2017: ESRC Festival of Social Science 2017, funding for the event ‘Cultural and Personal Reflections on Dementia’ (£940)
  • 2016: Univeristy of Exeter, Postgraduate and Early Career Engagement Award (£1000)
  • 2015: University of Kent, Public Engagement with Research Fund, application entitled ‘Developing and Expanding the Kent Adult Research Unit to Enhance Public Engagement with Research’ (with Dr Hannah Swift and Amanda Bates, £1700)
  • 2014: 6 month internship at the Cabinet Office Government Innovation Group (funded accommodation, travel and maintenance)
  • 2014: University of Kent Vice-Chancellor’s discretionary funding to support the 2014 British Psychological Societies’ Social Psychology Postgraduate Conference (£200)
  • 2012: Bursary received to cover costs of attending a two-day conference on "Web surveys for the General Population" (ESRC through NCRM)
  • 2010: 1+3 ESRC studentship (fully funded Masters and PhD plus maintenance) 


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