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PhD Student Michal Herz

PhD Student

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details

email: m.herz@worc.ac.uk

tel: +44 (0)1905 85 5527

Michal Herz is the Head of Education and a Senior Lecturer at the Association for Dementia Studies, joining in 2014. Underpinning Michal’s work is the wish to develop an understanding of the complexity and diversity dementia can bring to the person living with it, their relatives and professional care services. She has worked internationally and with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and has experience in developing projects and tools in a cross cultural and international context.

Michal qualified with an MSc in Clinical Psychology in 2008, and is currently working on her PhD. She has worked in a variety of setting, both in the UK and overseas, in residential care and community settings, as well as leading and implementing national projects overseas.

Qualifications
Michal is currently undertaking her PhD at the University of Worcester entitled “And then there were three: A qualitative exploration of incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementia”

2016: Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Educations – University of Worcester
2006: MSc. Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology, Anna Freud Institution, UCL, London
2005: Advanced Mapper Diploma. Bradford University, Dementia Care Mapping.
2004: Post-Graduate Diploma, Psychodynamic Approaches to Later Life. Tavistock & Portman Institution, London
2001: BA, Psychology and Jewish Philosophy (Houn.) Bar-Ilan University, Israel. September 2001.

Teaching
Academic Lead: MASP4112: Leading person centred services for people living with dementia – Level 7 Leadership module

HESC3111: Dementia care in a community setting – Level 6 community module

Michal is a guest lecturer on a variety of University of Worcester courses

Michal leads on a range of our teaching contracts, with a special interest in spousal relationships, cultural diversity (of people living with dementia and the workforce) , life history (in the context of psychological development and trauma), and sexuality.

Michal has developed a variety of courses for different services such as (case study):

• Care Homes
• County Councils - case study
• General Practitioners
• Practice Nurses
• Domically Care – train the trainer

Research
Herz, M. And then there were three: Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementia, University of Worcester; part funded by Alzheimer’s Society of Israel (in conjunction with Tel Aviv University) - Director of Studies, Dr Simon Evans, co-supervisor, Professor Dawn Brooker

Knowledge Transfer
• Promoting cultural competency in the domiciliary care workforce supporting people living with dementia, Department of Health, 2014-16 Home is where the heart is.

Presentations, Posters and Articles
Herz, M. (November, 2016), Closing the Gap – Training, care practice and organisational policy, UKDC, Brighton UK

Herz, M. & Read, K. (November, 2015), Promoting cultural competency in the domiciliary care workforce supporting people living with dementia –report from a pilot project, UKDC, Telford, UK

Herz, M. (October 2015), And then there were three: Incorporating a live-in caregiver into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementia – presenting and discussing initial results. Israel’s Alzheimer Society, Beni Dror, Israel

Herz, M (May, 2015), And then there were three: Incorporating a live-in care-worker into the home of a couple where one spouse has dementia – Preliminary findings. Poster, Ageing in Context: Identities and diversities, University of Worcester, UK

Brooker, D. & Herz, M (November 2014) Empowering Leadership in Dementia Care in Care homes: Evaluating the Worcester Dementia Leadership Education Programme for Care Home Managers and Specialist Dementia Practitioners, UKDC, Brighton, UK

Herz, M (January 2014) Initial finding of a family intervention – Lituf, Israel’s Bi-annual Gerontology Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel

Herz, M (January 2014) Evaluating community base support groups, Israel’s Bi-annual Gerontology Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel

Herz, M (March 2012) Development and dissemination of art kit –on the armchair with Picasso, ADI International Conferences London, UK

Herz, M (March 2010) Myself my loved one and my group, ADI International Conferences Thessaloniki, Greece

Herz, M (February 2010) Quality of Life and its importance to people with AD and their carers – Integration into EMDA programs . Israel’s Bi-annual Gerontology Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel

Publications
Herz, M. K. (2008). The museum as a memory treasurer. EMDA (Israel’s Alzheimer Association’s Journal), 61, 14-15 (in Hebrew).

Herz, M. K. (2008). When it is hard to remember today, we will meet yesterday. Dorot (Generation – A Journal for Enhancement of Service for the Older Population), 108, 26-27 (in Hebrew).

Herz, M. K. (2008). Person-centred care in dementia. EMDA (Israel’s Alzheimer Association’s Journal), 60, 12-13 (in Hebrew)