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The Dementia Project website and blog is maintained by Rosie Harding and Elizabeth Peel to provide information relating to two research projects funded by the British Academy between 2010 and 2012, Duties to Care and Dementia Talking. You can explore information about the Findings from those research projects, and the publications that were generated from that research. We host a list of support links that might be of use and interest to people living with dementia and carers. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like information about your support organisation to be added here, or if you spot a link, address or phone number that needs to be updated.

We blog about our research, and about news stories that interest us relating to dementia and care. We are also happy to host blog posts from others – just get in touch if you have an idea for something you’d like to write about on the blog. The blogs and other writing on this website are protected by a CC-BY-NC licence. You can read more about the licence terms by clicking on the link in the footer: please respect our copyright, and get in touch to seek permission if you would like to use our work for commercial purposes.

Prof Rosie Harding


Rosie Harding
Professor Rosie Harding

Rosie Harding is Professor of Law and Society at Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham. She is Chair of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, a Fellow of the ESRC Peer Review College, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her research focuses on the everyday regulation of intimate and caring relationships, with a current particular focus on mental disability law. Her work has been supported by research grants from the AHRC, ESRC, the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust. She is editor of Revaluing Care in Theory Law and Policy: Cycles and Connections (2017, with Ruth Fletcher and Chris Beasley), Ageing and Sexualities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2016, Ashgate, with Elizabeth Peel), Law and Sexuality (2016, Routledge Critical Concepts in Law) and author of Duties to Care: Relationality, Dementia and Law (2017, Cambridge University Press) and Regulating Sexuality (2011, Routledge; winner of the 2011 SLSA-Hart Book Prize and 2011 SLSA-Hart Early Career Prize). You can read more about her on her University of Birmingham academic staff profile.

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Twitter: @rosiehardinguk


Prof Elizabeth Peel


Elizabeth Peel
Prof Elizabeth Peel

Elizabeth Peel is a Professor of Communication and Social Interaction in the Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Her latest books are Ageing and Sexualities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Ashgate, 2016, with Rosie Harding) and Critical Kinship Studies: An introduction to the field (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, with Damien Riggs). She was awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship for the ‘Dementia Talking: Care, conversation and communication’ project which includes interactional data from health care, care home and family contexts, as well as in-depth interviews with family carers. In her personal life she has raised funds for Young Dementia UK, Dementia UK and Alzheimer’s Society by running marathons and half marathons. You can read more on her Loughborough University academic staff profile.

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Twitter: @profpeel