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Prof Colm Cunningham

Prof Colm Cunningham

A/Prof Colm Cunningham


BN, BSocWk, MSc (Dementia Studies)

Director of The Dementia Centre, HammondCare. Colm leads a team of over 60 staff involved in education, consultancy and research as well as the translation of this knowledge into accessible publications and tools to improve practice. The centre undertakes a range of practice based project and programme to inform interventions for people with dementia at home, in hospital and aged care. Colm is an international expert with over 23 years experience in older age care. In 2013-14 Colm's role will focus on increasing the centre's partnerships and learning internationally.

A general and intellectual disability nurse and social worker, Colm was the deputy director at the UK Dementia Centre, University of Stirling and has written extensively and undertaken research on a wide range of issues about dementia including design, pain care, hospital care, night time care and intellectual disability. Working across a range of faculties of education and research in HammondCare, Colm has significant expertise in supporting translational research and meaningful practice and culture change. Colm is an Associate Professor at the University of Salford Institute for Dementia and a Visiting Fellow in Dementia Design and Practice at the University of Edinburgh School of Health in Social Science. Colm is also a member of the Wicking Strategic Review Panel.

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