Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Marie Poole

Junior Research Associate



I am a qualitative researcher with special interest in the use of ethnographic research methods.   Much of my research within the institute has involved exploring the experiences of people with dementia and their carers in relation to healthcare and service provision.  I am currently exploring the experiences of all stakeholders through PhD research around assessment of capacity, best interests and hospital discharge for people with dementia.


MSc Health Sciences - Newcastle University (2006) 

BA Arts and Social Sciences (Sociology) - University of Strathclyde (2000)



 Current research projects :

  • SEED Programme - Supporting Excellence in End of Life Care in Dementia.  Project Leader(s): Professor Louise Robinson

 Previous research projects:

  • CoDem - Co-morbidity and Dementia.  Project Leader(s): Dr Frances Bunn (University of Hertfordshire); Professor Louise Robinson


Undergraduate Teaching

Although I do not have any formal teaching responsibilities; I am a social sciences tutor for first and second year medical students on the MMBS Programme


Postgraduate Teaching