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.
  • Living well with dementia.
  • Psycho-social interventions for people with early-stage dementia.
  • Awareness in people with severe dementia.
  • Interventions for care/residential homes.

Research projects

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


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

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 INTERDEM (Early detection and timely INTERvention in DEMentia)


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