Routledge Dementia In Critical Dialogue Series Expressions of Interest

Event Date November 20, 2023

We have a call for Expressions of Interest in Critical Methodologies in Dementia Studies, a new book (edited by Andrea Capstick, Nadine Changfoot and Jami McFarland) in the Routledge Dementia in Critical Dialogue* series.

As part of this ground-breaking series, Andrea, Nadine and Jami are now commissioning chapters on any aspect of critical methodology in dementia studies, including but not limited to:

  • The perspectives of people living with dementia on improvable aspects of dementia research
  • The application of novel theoretical approaches to dementia studies
  • The creation or adaptation of research methods to enable active participation and/or co-creation with people living with dementia
  • Ethical issues (including ethics approval) in research involving people living with dementia
  • Activist, educator or artist perspectives on critical methods for data collection or evaluation
  • Research prioritizing decolonial and Indigenous perspectives on dementia
  • Work which locates methodology outside of ‘Western’/Global North contexts, and/or approaches dementia research from a postcolonial or transnational perspective
  • Critical consideration of the intersectionalities of dementia, including but not limited to dynamics of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and/or size?

To start the ball rolling, a preliminary online discussion forum is being held on Monday 20th November 2.00-3.30pm (Western European Time) 9.00-10.30am (Eastern Standard Time) which will include short presentations from speakers including:

  • Jacqui Bingham: Expert by Experience, living with dementia; on taking part in dementia research
  • Nick Jenkins and Toby Williamson: on writing for the Dementia in Critical Dialogue series
  • Maggie Perquin: Expert by Experience, partner of a person living with dementia; on being a co-researcher
  • Shital Desai: York University, Toronto, Research Chair in Accessible Interaction Design
  • Cliff Whetung: New York University, Grand Challenges Doctoral Fellow (TBC)

If you have an idea for a chapter please drop Andrea, Nadine and Jami a line with a brief paragraph about it.

You are very welcome to take part in the discussion forum whether or not you intend to write a chapter. Early career researchers and new writers are welcome. Support can be provided as well as alternative formats for anyone with a chapter they’d like to develop, so please come along and discuss your idea in a friendly and supportive environment.

To send Expressions of Interest and/or receive a Zoom link for the meeting please email:

*The Routledge Dementia in Critical Dialogue series is edited by Richard Ward, Linn Sandberg, James Fletcher and Andrea Capstick.

The second book in the Routledge series, A Critical History of Dementia Studies, edited by James Fletcher and Andrea Capstick, is also now available. This book offers the first ever critical history of dementia studies and details can be found by following this link.