HMT Fitness Champions Group

The Healthcare Management Trust (HMT) has today announced it has entered into a partnership with Stirling University to fund a further research programme over three years as part of its commitment to improving the quality of life for people living with dementia. HMT have pledged £299,866 to fund the research aiming to develop and test an intervention to support physical activity in care homes.

The proposed project will develop, test and evaluate an intervention which is an approach to physical activity for people with dementia living in care homes that addresses many of the issues identified in our scoping study. The approach will be developed in collaboration with care home staff, and embedded in care practice in the settings in which it is tested. Key outcome measures will be quality of life for residents, improved job satisfaction for care staff, and better care in care homes.


Researchers

Professor Alison Bowes

Professor Alison Bowes

Professor Bowes has a special interest in smart technology applications in models of care and support for older people. Her methodical expertise includes qualitative methodology, participatory research and mixed methods research.

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Dr Alison Dawson

Dr Alison Dawson

Dr Dawson research interest and experience include the provisions and costs of care for older people. Her methodological expertise includes date management and analysis, structured literature reviews and research ethics.

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Dr Ruth Jepson

Dr Ruth Jepson

Dr Jepson’s major research interests are the development and evaluation of complex public health interventions, including those related to physical activity.

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Louise McCabe

Dr Louise McCabe

Dr McCabe’s research interests include dementia studies and gerontology, with a focus on improving the lives of people living with dementia and their carers through research that directly engages with individuals. She has a specialist interest in user participation in research utilising qualitative approaches.

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Dr Corinne S. G. Greasley-Adams

Dr Corinne S. G. Greasley-Adams

Dr Greasley-Adams is focused on dementia research, as well as topics related to ageing or older people. She regularly researches within a diverse range of fields, such as sports psychology and human factors.

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