Senior Lecturer - Association for Dementia Studies
Institute of Health & Society
tel: 01905 54 2296
Kate Read joined the Association for Dementia Studies as a Senior Lecturer in 2009.
Kate began her career as a social worker in 1977 and has many years of experience in practice, management and development of health and social care services for older people and in particular people with dementia. She was the executive director of the West Midlands Dementia Services Development Centre which she led with Professor David Jolley for five years. Kate then worked at Staffordshire University as a senior lecturer in Social Work for four years prior to joining the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester in 2009.
For the first four years of her post at the Association for Dementia Studies she led on the development of Dementia UK (including admiral nurses) in the West Midlands as an integral part of her role. She has particular interest and experience in social work and specifically the health and social care interface. Her interest in person centred dementia care has been informed by her years of social work practice, management and developing of services, but it has also been shaped by her personal experience of living with and caring for family members throughout their journey with dementia. She is passionate about improving services.
Kate’s particular interests and expertise includes: the development of innovative health and social care services, extracare housing, the experience of family carers, involvement of experts by experience, end of life care, and the challenges and achievements of commissioning and developing of services for older people.
- BA Joint Honours in English and Sociology (1977) University of Keele.
- Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (1980) University of Kent at Canterbury
- Further and Adult Education Teacher’s Certificate (1990) Bilston Community College
- M.A. in Social Work (1981) University of Kent at Canterbury
- M.A. in Gerontology (1999) University of Keele
- Post graduate Certificate in Higher & Professional Education (Distinction) (2009) Staffordshire University
- Teaching, Research and Knowledge Transfer
Teaching, Research and Knowledge Transfer
Kate Read is a senior lecturer who joined the Association for Dementia Studies in 2009. She has been instrumental in developing and delivering education and training across a wide range of dementia care topics, particularly leadership programmes. She has worked in partnership with many NHS Trusts, Local Authorities and care providers to provide specialist education and training for professionals and staff working in care homes, hospitals and in peoples’ own homes. She lectures on a number of bespoke commissioned courses and university programmes.
She has also taught on a number of University of Worcester degree and postgraduate courses. These include co-leading module MSAP4110 Working with people with dementia - Applying the Admiral Nursing Competency Framework which was developed to support the continuing development of Admiral Nurses.
Kate has a particular interest in teaching on leadership in dementia care, cultural diversity, lifestory work and understanding the impact dementia has on families.
Research and Knowledge Transfer:
Kate has contributed to a number of recent projects. These include:
• An extensive project commissioned by Dementia UK: Refreshing the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework. The refreshed framework was launched in May 2016 and followed by a series of facilitated workshops for the nurses to support their ongoing engagement. refreshing-the-admiral-nurse-competency-framework
• The development and delivery of a project to create a training programme to support cultural competency in the domiciliary care workforce supporting people living with dementia: Promoting cultural competency in the domiciliary care workforce supporting people living with dementia, Department of Health, 2014-16 Home is where the heart is
- Professional Bodies and Experience
Professional Bodies and Experience
Kate Read qualified as a social worker at the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1980 and she is a registered Social Worker with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council). Kate practiced as a social worker for thirteen years before moving into the planning and development of services. She also taught social work for four years before moving to the Association for Dementia Studies.
La Fontaine, J., Jutlla, K., Read, K., Brooker, D. & Evans S.C. (2016) The experiences, needs and outcomes for carers of people with dementia: Literature Review. RSAS. University of Worcester
Carter, C., Read, K., Bray, J., Dutton, G. & Brooker, D. (2016) The Admiral nurse Competency Framework: A Resource for Practice Report. University of Worcester
Evans S., Harrison-Dening K. & Read K (2016) Towards the end of life: An in-depth exploration of the role of Admiral Nursing in dementia care (Innovative practice) Dementia 0(0) 1-8 http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1471301216636485
Bano, B., Benbow, S.and Read, K. (2011) Chapter 12 Dementia and Spirituality in Gilbert, P ed Spirituality and Mental Health. Brighton: Pavilion.
Kaur H, Jutlla K, Read K and Moreland N (2010) How a link nurse ensured equal treatment for people of Asian origin with dementia. Nursing Times 106 (24) 12-15
Read K (2010) Chapter 1 What is Dementia in Woodward J. editor. Between Remembering and Forgetting.The Spiritual Dimensions of Dementia. London: Continuum Books
Read K. (2009) Chapter in Tabernacle, B., Honey,M. and Jinks, A. Oxford Handbook of Nursing Older People. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Read K.,(2005) Chapter 4 Intermediate Care: The New Pathway to Rehabilitation or Widening the Chasm in Marshall M. Perspectives on Rehabilitation and Dementia. London:. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Moreland N., Jolley D., Read K. and Clark M. (2005) Chapter 16 Partnerships and Capacity Building for African-Caribbean and Asian Elders with Dementia in Cornwell R. and Buchanan J. Effective Practice in Health and Social Care. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Jolley D., Turner N., Wain R., Spencer G. & Read K (2000) Early Onset Dementia in Worcestershire 1999/2000. Dementia Plus and University of Wolverhampton
Read K. & Jolley D. (2001) Plus Points. Journal of Dementia Care. Jan/Feb. pp. 11-12
Jolley D., Dixey S. & Read K. (1998) Chapter 15 Residential and Nursing Homes in Butler R. & Pitt B. (eds) Seminars in Old Age Psychiatry. London
Jolley D., Read K. et al (1997) An Analysis of the Characteristics and Needs of Known Dementia Sufferers and Their Carers in Wolverhampton. University of Wolverhampton
Jolley D., Pyrah M. Morris T. and Read K. (1997) "Back from the Brink" in Health Service Journal 17 April 1997
Moreland N., Read K & Jolley D. (2001) Twice A Child – Dementia Care for African-Caribbean and Asian Older People in Wolverhampton. Wolverhampton: Dementia Plus
Moreland, N. Read K & Jolley D (2003). Twice a Child II: Service Development for Dementia Care for African-Caribbean and Asian Older People in Wolverhampton. Dementia Plus West Midlands: Wolverhampton
Elliott T. & Read K.( (2002) "Bridging the Gap" Journal of Dementia Care March/April 2002 pp15
Elliott T. & Read K.(2001) “Early Onset Dementia – Developing Strategies “ Journal of Dementia Care. Sept/Oct 2001. pp17 &18.
Read K., Turner N. & Silk J. (2002) Interim Evaluation of Intermediate Care Team in Telford and Wrekin. Dementia Plus
Read K (2001) Ageing and Society, Vol 21 Part 5, September 2001. Book Review of: Barnett E. Including the Person with Dementia in Designing and Delivering Care
Jolley D., Turner N., Read K., Wain R & Spencer G. (2001) Early Onset Dementia: The Worcester Project. Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry residential meeting, Dublin March 8 & 9 2001.
Read K., & Jolley D.,(2001) Dementia Plus: another DSDC and more. Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry residential meeting, Dublin March 8 & 9 2001.
Read K., Elliot T. & Jolley D.,(2002) “Dementia Plus” –The First Fifteen Months . Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry residential meeting, Jersey, March 13 & 14 2002.
Jolley D.& Read K., (2002) Twice A Child – Dementia Care for African-Caribbean and Asian Older People in Wolverhampton . Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry residential meeting, Jersey, March 13 & 14 2002.
Read K (2011) Advance Care Planning Dementia Congress , Liverpool, November 1st, 2nd &3rd 2011
Read K. and Jenkins R. (1997) Developing a Joint Day Service for Older People with Mental Illness. Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry residential meeting, Belfast March 1997
Jolley D and Read K (2000) Paper on Developing Old Age Mental Health Services. Forget Me Not Audit Commission launch Conference, Birmingham March 2000.
Read K. (2001) Intermediate Care Opportunity or Obstacle. Harrogate Management Centre Barbican London, March 2001
Read K (2001) Twice A Child. Wolverhampton Science Park, Wolverhampton July 2001
Read K. & Jenkins R.(2001) Building A Service Through Partnership. Pavilion Conference Birmingham July 2001
Read K. (2001) Intermediate Care and the Mental Health of Older People. Capita London September 2001
Read K. (2001) Intermediate Care and the Mental Health in Telford and Wrekin. Journal of Dementia Care. Birmingham. May2003.
Read K (2002) Community Based Services Dudley Community NHS Trust Himley Hall 28 February 2002
Read K (2002) Community Based Services for Older People with Mental Health Needs Harrogate Management Centre Barbican London, 10 April 2002
Read K (2010) It is what you do and the way that you do it.... UK Dementia Congress Bournemouth. 10 November 2010
Read K and Littleford A. (2011) Learning together: the development of training for Advance Care Planning for People with Dementia. National Council for Palliative Care. 12th December 2011
Read K., Ratcliffe H & Cain H.(2013) Changing cultures of care in care homes: lessons from the dementia training and education programme for managers and staff. UK Dementia Congress 2013
Read K & Herz M (2015) Promoting Cultural Competence in the Domiciliary Care Workforce. UK Dementia Congress Telford 4th November 2015