Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Greta Brunskill

Research Associate


I am a clinical psychologist by background and have a strong interest in research that improves the quality, experience, and effectiveness of care and support delivered in health and social care settings. In my clinical roles I have worked with a range of groups, including older people and people with learning disabilities, and have a special clinical interest in behaviours that challenge. Through my clinical experiences I have enjoyed opportunities to be involved in research, most recently a small-scale evaluation of a Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) pathway for children with learning disabilities and their families.

I am currently working on PriDem, which aims to improve post diagnostic support following a diagnosis of dementia, which is being led by Professor Louise Robinson. I am involved in using qualitative methods to gather stakeholder views on existing services, which will inform the development of a new, prototype model of post-diagnostic support for people with dementia and their families.  


PGCert Teaching and Learning in Professional Practice – Northumbria University (2017)

MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis – Bangor University (2017)

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Newcastle University (2011)

BSc Psychology – Northumbria University (2008)



Primary care led post diagnostic Dementia care (PriDem). Project Lead: Professor Louise Robinson


  • Tin W, Brunskill G, Kelly T, Fritz S. 15-Year Follow-Up of Recurrent "Hypoglycemia" in Preterm Infants. Paediatrics 2012, 130, 1497-1503. In Preparation.
  • Ford G, Andrews R, Booth A, Dibdin J, Hardingham S, Kelly TP. Screening for learning disability in an adolescent forensic population. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology 2008, 19, 371-381.