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Professor Linda Clare

Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia and PenARC Dementia Theme Lead

Kath Maguire

Linda directs the Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH), which is a joint venture between the University of Exeter's Medical School and Department of Psychology, and PenARC. Linda is also the Theme Lead for the PenARC Dementia theme.

Her research aims to improve the lives of older people and people who are living with dementia or other age-related neurodegenerative conditions by promoting well-being, preventing or reducing age-related disability, and improving rehabilitation and care.

Linda joined the University of Exeter in 2015. She leads both large observational studies and intervention trials, and is particularly known for pioneering the application of cognitive rehabilitation approaches for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

Linda gained her PhD while working at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, and her ScD was awarded in recognition of her work on awareness in people with dementia. In 2004 she received the May Davidson award from the British Psychological Society for her contribution to the development of clinical psychology in the UK.

She is a Chartered Psychologist registered as a practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council, and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Academy of Social Sciences and the Gerontological Society of America, chairs the British Psychological Society Advisory Group on Dementia, and serves on the Governing Board of the Global Council on Brain Health.

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PPI Advice Clinic

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Searching and Review Clinic

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Could physical activity help minimise drug and alcohol use?

17 December 2020

Figures and surveys have shown that high-risk alcohol consumption increased during lockdown periods, while exercise...
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£300,000 from NIHR to investigate the views of older adults on strategies to improve recovery from planned surgery

10 December 2020

A team of researchers from across the University of Exeter Medical School, Royal Devon &...
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'Why physical activity matters more than ever'

01 December 2020

Professor of Health Service Research, Adrian Taylor, discusses motivation, exercise schemes, and the future impact on...
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Research Projects

Police Service Modelling Associates (PSMA) Programme

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement

The PSMA Programme is a pilot programme which supports analytical staff working in policing to...
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Remote-by-Default Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Theme: ARC - Public Health

A research project to investigate how to ensure the delivery of effective care accessed remotely...
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Research Projects