CLAHRC Fellow 2016
Allison’s background is in district nursing, community matron and specialist palliative care, where she has spent the past 10 years developing a clinical and academic interest caring for people with end stage long-term conditions and frailty. She was awarded a Florence Nightingale research scholarship and completed an MRes at the International End of Life Observatory, Lancaster University in 2014 and subsequently decided to gain experience within dementia research. Allison is currently a research nurse working for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust on a study (DIAMOND-Lewy) which is looking at improving the diagnosis and management of neurodegenerative dementia of Lewy body type. Her project for the CLAHRC fellowship will be looking at autonomic symptoms in people living with Lewy body dementia.