PosiFest – Transforming the Definition of Festivals

From March this year, the joyful clamour of celebration for mental health awareness and wellbeing should have been ringing out across Edinburgh.   PosiFest 2020, a new festival created by a group of University of Edinburgh postgraduates, was set to fill central Edinburgh venues with positivity. Instead, these venues—the Pear …

Transition Voices – Navigating Change: An audio play

There has been a lack of studies that focus on young people with severe or profound learning disabilities. In relation to those with severe or profound learning disability, the transition process poses questions about decision-making capacity and how others can choose on behalf of the individual themselves.   In my Masters research, which …

Organising the Edinburgh Symposium for the International Consortium for Dementia and Wayfinding

When conducting my literature review, I found that there are pockets of research around the world about people with dementia who get lost or go ‘missing’, but that there seemed to be no platform for knowledge exchange.   So, in collaboration with a Canadian PhD student who I had met on …