PhD Researcher in Dementia Care, King's College London
Elyse completed a BSc in Psychology at the University of Kent and an MSc in Mental Health Service and Population Research at King’s College London. Elyse started her career working as a care worker for people with dementia. This experience inspired her move into research where she has spent the last three years working on research projects aiming to evaluate and improve the care delivered by mental health services and care homes. Elyse is currently working on an ESRC funded PhD project investigating the benefits of diagnosing dementia early.
I started as a care worker in August 2012, a year after a BBC Panorama documentary exposing abuse at Winterbourne View sent shock waves through the social care system. During my time care working, between 2012 to 2014,...