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Ruth Elvish


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My work within the university currently involves leading a workpackage on the Neighbourhoods and Dementia Study. This workpackage provides a staff well-being service. I also work clinically within Watergrove Memory Assessment Service, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Research interests

November 2009 - present. Members of the Dementia and Ageing Research Theme (DART) comprise the Manchester arm of a randomised controlled trial exploring the effectiveness of couple-based reminiscence groups for people with dementia and relatives.

September 2010 - August 2011. Members of DART are undertaking a project around the care of people with dementia in general hospital settings. This is being undertaken within Royal Bolton Hospital.

September 2011 - March 2012 - Members of DART are undertaking 'phase two' of the above project. Following on from the development of training materials within the first phase of the project, the training will be undertaken across wider areas of Greater Manchester West to include Salford and Trafford.

November 2010 - November 2011 - Members of DART are undertaking a systematic review of the literature and an exploratory project investigating the experiences of relatives of people with dementia and their use of counselling and psychotherapy.


I make contributions to the teaching programme for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology courses in the North West of England.

My collaborations

I work within the Dementia and Ageing Research Theme, and have particular links to older adult services within Salford (Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust) where I hold a clinical post with Salford Memory Assessment and Treatment Service.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies


Faculty for the Psychology of Older People


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - University of Newcastle (2005-2008)
  • BA (Hons) Psychology/Sociology - University of Stirling (1997-2001)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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