Christine Carter (2019 Cohort)

Christine Carter


About me: I have a BSc (Hons) in Health Studies (University of Sunderland) and MSc in Social Research Methods (South Bank University, London) where my research interests centred on married women adopting the role of carer for their husband with dementia and how nurses working on an older peoples assessment unit thought about and defined sexuality. I have a background working in health and social care settings, primarily working with older people and I remain a registered a mental health nurse. I have worked as a community psychiatric nurse and also as a specialist liaison nurse in acute hospitals, specifically with older people. I have been a lecturer in mental health and older people at City University London and University of the West of England and until recently was a lecturer in Dementia Studies at the Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester. Here I worked with Admiral Nurses providing educational support and research around the development of their competency framework.

My research: I am a full-time PhD student in the Division of Psychiatry funded by the ESRC. My PhD focuses upon active ageing and the concept of limitless rather than limited ageing, understanding how people with mild cognitive impairment communicate and understand dementia prevention advice. This is a qualitative study comprising of a literature review followed by participant observations and interviews with people with cognitive impairment who are part of the APPLE-Tree programme of health promotion.

Supervisors:   Professor Paul HiggsDr Penny Rapaport

Selected publications: 

Carter, C. and Bray, J. (In Press). Reflecting and Articulating Competency: Using critical reflection as a process for developing a meaningful Competency Framework for Admiral Nurses. Journal of Dementia Care.

Carter, C., Bray, J. and Read, K. (2019). The Admiral Nurse Competency Framework: Encouraging engagement and putting it into practice. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 50(5), 205-210.

Carter, C., Bray, J., Read, K., Harrison-Dening, K., Thompson, R. & Brooker, D. (2018). Articulating the unique competencies

Pathway: Mental Health and Mental Health Care

Location: UCL Psychiatry


Twitter: @carterchelt