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Research team members

The team consists of researchers from the University of Warwick and the University of Oxford, as well as experienced professionals within the sector of dementia care.

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Dr Rene Wiedner

Project lead and Principal Investigator

Associate Professor of management and organisation theory at Warwick Business School. He has published scientific articles on healthcare systems management, strategic change and innovation.

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Tamsin Jewell

Has extensive experience of delivering health, social and community care services, and has also supported family members with dementia. 

2020 – 2021

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Dr Chris Lawes

Retired Clinical Psychologist whose father was diagnosed with dementia.

Chair PPI Panel 2019 – 2022
Volunteer on-going

Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Head of Service for Dementia Oxfordshire, providing support for people living with dementia from the point of diagnosis until end of life or a move to a residential home.

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Professor Stephanie Schnurr

Professor of Sociolinguistics at the Department of Applied Linguistics at Warwick. She has published widely on different aspects of healthcare communication and professional discourse.

June 2023 – Present

Dr Anne-Marie Boylan

Senior Researcher and Departmental Lecturer at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford.

PPI Lead 2019 – 2022

Dr Stephanie Ewuzie

Houlden Fellow at Warwick Business School. Her research passion centres around professions, emotions, and healthcare systems.


Dr Alexander Komashie

Senior Research Associate in Healthcare Systems Design at the University of Cambridge Engineering Design Centre.

 2019 – July 2022

Dr Stephanie Tierney

Senior Researcher and Departmental Lecturer at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at Oxford University. Her research focuses on long-term conditions, delivery of services and patients’ experiences of care.

Dr Pippa Barrett

Retired Clinical Psychologist.

 2020 – 2021

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