Alison Ward is an experienced health and wellbeing researcher, with a particular expertise in creativity and dementia. Alison gained a degree in Drama and Psychology from the University of Leicester, which led to her early career working for various theatre companies across the UK.
Alison has since gained her MSc in Psychology from the Open University and is studying for her PhD at the University of Northampton, exploring the use of photography with people with dementia.
Alison was awarded a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship in 2015 to visit Denmark and learn how the Danish use creative engagement to support people living with dementia.
Alison lives in Northamptonshire and runs TimeSlips storytelling sessions in a local dementia ward and is founding member of the Forget Me Nots social group for people with dementia.