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Dr Kellyn Lee  BSc (Hons), MRes, PhD

Research Fellow in Ageing and Dementia

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I am a Chartered Psychologist and Research Fellow - Ageing and Dementia and Co-Director of the Doctoral Training Centre for Dementia Care at the University of Southampton. My research interests are in dementia care, mental health, social care, and enterprise. I am currently working on an implementation and evaluation project with two care home organisations, rolling out a new approach to dementia care which recently featured in the national press.

Material Citizenship is a training programme that instils confidence into carers and their managers, leading to empowerment and the delivery of true personalised care

I sit on the Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences Enterprise Committee and the Wessex Dementia Strategy Group.

I am a project officer for the London School of Economics on the NIHR Enabling Research in Care Homes (ENRICH) programme.

I am a co-facilitator for the CHAIN sub-group on care homes and residential care.

I am a trustee at The Brendoncare Foundation, a not for profit organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people through our care homes, close care facilities and social clubs across the South of England.

I am a keen runner and recently organised a team who walked/ran 1009 miles in 30 days, raising £2267 for Brendoncare to support their efforts in reducing isolation and loneliness for older people through COVID-19.  


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Research interests

  • Material Citizenship
  • Industry partnerships
  • Enterprise
  • Social care workforce
  • Community initiatives to support informal carers
  • Policy and practice change

Current projects

  • Material Citizenship – implementation programme
  • Creating Learning Environments for Compassionate Care – a practice development programme that aims to promote compassionate care for older people in an acute care setting
  • Multimorbidity and Older Cancer Survivors - supporting self-management of multimorbidity during cancer recovery in old age: development and feasibility of an intervention

Previous projects

  • GPS technologies - Walking Assessments: Adapting the practice of telehealth care workers (2018-2019)
  • Using GPS Technologies for safe walking (2017)
  • An Independent Review of a Dementia Care Pathway (2016-2017)
  • Project Generate – Community Art Workshops for People with Dementia (2014-2015) 
  • Hampshire Creative Arts Project for People with Dementia (2013-2014)The Prevalence of Food Allergy in Europe and the World (2012-2013)
  • The PEOPPLE (Putting Evidence for Older People into Practice in Living Environments) Project: researching the needs of the older community as identified by the older community themselves (2011–2012)

Dr Kellyn Lee
Tel: 07940424198

Room Number : 67/3003/M54

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