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Dr Adele Van-wyk

Research Associate

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Research Associate in the Department of Sociology  


My professional background is in social work. After doing some statutory work in foster care and child protection, my career turned to supporting individuals and families, and eventually to working in the field of dementia through supporting people with dementia, their families and carers.

As a social worker, I am interested in supporting families and older persons, especially those living with dementia. My PhD research relate to the experiences of people with memory difficulty or dementia from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Connecting with peers interested in research around memory difficulty or dementia, older persons, diverse populations and support needs of these groups would be great.