Theme Leads

 – Dementia Care and Prevention

Dr Sandrine Willaime-Morawek

Dr Sandrine Willaime-Morawek

Associate Professor Dr Sandrine Willaime-Morawek leads a research group that investigates the role of the microenvironment on the activity of stem cells in the developing, adult or pathological brain. She is part of the Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells & Regeneration and the Southampton Neuroscience Group.Her research interests include the study of early developmental exposure and their effect on later life phenotype and risk factors for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Moreover, she uses patients-derived stem cells to model in vitro early development of pathological biochemical features

Dr Jackie Bridges

Dr Jackie Bridges

Jackie Bridges is Professor of Older People’s Care at the University of Southampton. Reflecting a paramount interest in organisational change and professional work, Jackie’s research draws on the methods and theoretical perspectives of the social sciences. Her research focuses on health care systems and workforce, particularly nursing, examining the organisational conditions in which health workers are able to deliver responsive, high quality care to older people with complex needs. Jackie leads the Ageing and Dementia research group in the School of Health Sciences and is an investigator for NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Wessex, helping to lead the ARC Ageing and Dementia work in Wessex and nationally.