Lead on Enabling Environments for People Living with Dementia Programme, Association For Dementia Studies, University of Worcester
Teresa Atkinson has been a senior research fellow at the Association for Dementia Studies for 7 years. She began her career working with NHS Mental Health Trusts evaluating training and psychosocial interventions for family carers of people living with dementia. Teresa currently leads on the Enabling Environments for People Living with Dementia Programme offering training, consultancy and research to empower providers to develop environments to maximise autonomy and independence for those living with dementia. Within this portfolio of work, Teresa has worked on co-production models with a variety of organisations to create standards and guidelines for a range of housing and clinical settings.