Senior Lecturer and MSc programme leader, University of Bradford
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Andrea Capstick is a Senior Lecturer and MSc programme leader with the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford, UK, where she leads modules on dementia and human rights; arts and activities in dementia care, and service evaluation. She holds a Doctorate in Education (EdD) for her work on the use of film and first-person narrative biography in dementia education. She has carried out a number of funded participatory research projects using methods such as film, photography, digital storytelling and walking interviews to elicit and promote the stories of people living with dementia. This work has been presented widely at arts and film festivals, as well as academic conferences. More recent research projects include: ethnodrama – the development of theatrical performance from qualitative research data (a playscript-in-progress drawn from the narratives of five women living in Leeds, UK care home), reframing ‘challenging behaviour’ as cultural resistance, and the close connections between PTSD, historical trauma and dementia.