Kate Allan's background is in clinical psychology where she worked in the field of mental health with adults and older adults. She is now Research Fellow at the Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling, where she has been undertaking research in the area of communication and service user consultation.
Claire Bamford is a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Health Services Research, University of Newcastle, where she is researching the use of primary care services by people with dementia. She previously worked on the Outcomes Programme at the Social Policy Research Unit, University of York, where she consulted a range of stakeholders, including older people with dementia, about the desired outcomes of social care. Her research interests include the experience of living with dementia, consulting hard-to-reach users and using an outcomes-focus to evaluate services.
Helen Bartlett is Foundation Director and Professor at the Centre for Human Ageing, University of Queensland. She worked at Oxford Brookes University from 1995 to 2001 in the School of Health Care as Professor of Health Studies, Deputy Head (Research) and Director of the Oxford Centre for Health Care Research and Development. During 1998/9 she was one of the founding co-directors of the Oxford Dementia Centre and continues as a research associate of the Centre. Her research has focused on quality measurement and policy issues in long-term care, in particular nursing and residential homes. These interests have been pursued in Asia, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan. She is also an experienced health services researcher and has been involved in evaluating a range of primary health care services, including services for older people.
Alison Bowes is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Applied Social Science at the University of Stirling. She specialises in researching minority ethnic access to social work, housing and health services, with particular references to older people and women.