CLAHRC Fellow 2019
Juni West is a mental health nurse. After qualifying in 1991 she worked in older people’s services, beginning as a staff nurse on a mental health assessment ward, then in continuing care for people with dementia. She later worked leading care teams promoting person centred care using the practice development methodology Dementia Care Mapping™. She moved to a research role in 2008, delivering NIHR portfolio dementia studies while completing a Master’s degree in Leadership in Dementia Care at the University of East Anglia, graduating in 2015. Juni currently holds the position of research development lead for older people’s services for Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT). Her research interests centre on leadership development in supporting staff confidence and competence in person centred dementia care, and involving people with dementia. The project she is undertaking for the Fellowship is exploring practical ways of enabling meaningful participation of people with dementia in PPI in research and quality improvement in mental health services.