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Mr Ian Sherriff

Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia School of Medicine and Dentistry

Kath Maguire

Currently Ian is a founder member of the Plymouth University Dementia Group. Their research to date includes “Early Diagnosis of Dementia in Plymouth” Dementia Quality Mark for Residential care, Evaluation of day opportunities provided by the Voluntary and Private sector for individuals with dementia and their carers, evaluation of residential care in Torbay 2015 which recently received  the British Medical Journal award for Dementia team of “The Year 2015”.

He has presented at the Alzheimer’s International Conference 2012/14/, the all Wales Dementia Conference 2014/2015/16, the Prime Ministers Dementia Challenge launch, he also presented at the D.of.H Expo. Ian is a member of the Prime Ministers Dementia Friendly Communities Challenge Group and chairs the South and South West of England for this group 2013/2014/2015/2016/2017. He was a Trustee on the Board nationally for the Alzheimer’s Society 2011-2016. Ian was an advisor to Devon County Council for their Center of Excellence approach to dementia care 2015. He is a founder member and chair of the Plymouth Dementia Action  Alliance. He also is a founder member of Dementia Friendly Parishes around the Yealm.

Ian is the chair of the Prime Ministers Task and Finish group for Rural Dementia 2015/2016/17. He also chairs the PM’s National Air Transport dementia group 2015/16/17. Ian is the driving force behind the five successful Plymouth Dementia Conferences. Ian is also the chair of the Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance which has been short listed for a national award in September 2016. Ian was  commissioned by the Drake Foundation in 2014/15 to evaluate the ex-military veteran’s memory café in Plymouth. This service is seen as a exemplar in dementia support. Ian is the Chair of dementia in farming research programme 2015/2016/. Ian is currently working with researchers from the China and Japan. Ian is part of a team who have  been awarded two year funding to teach Chinese students both here in the UK and China 2016/17. Ian has just been made an National/International Ambasadore for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Ian lauched the the first Dementia friendly community in Abbiategrasso Italy in September 2016.  He is also in great demand as a key note speaker at national and International conferences on dementia.

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+44 1752 586618

Employed by
Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

Publications

Evaluating a Dementia Learning Community: exploratory study and research implications

Upcoming Events

Apr
23

LKD Seminar: The art of...

Room 3.06, South Cloisters, St Luke’s Campus, Exeter and video-conferenced to F083 KSpa, Truro and MR10 JBB, Plymouth

Learning, Knowing, Doing Series Seminar Speaker:  Dr Roman Kislov, Senior Research Fellow in the University of...
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Apr
24

Searching and Review Clinic

Room 2.35, South Cloisters, St Lukes Campus, University of Exeter

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Improving health care pathways for patients with chronic conditions

05 April 2018

PenCLAHRC Senior Research Fellow, Dr Helen Lloyd, has spoken to the BBC about the impacts...
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Partner in Focus - Devon Partnership NHS Trust

29 March 2018

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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Does brain function really decline after hip and knee surgery?

28 March 2018

A new study due to launch in the South West aims to explore if brain...
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Research Projects

How can schools best support parents' engagement in their children's learning?

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

This project aims to address how schools can best engage parents in their children’s learning....
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What are the effects of 'robopets' on the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes? A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

A systematic review that aims to create a state-of-knowledge synthesis on the impact of robopet-human...
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