Dr Grant Gibson
I am a social gerontologist with interests in ageing and neurodegenerative diseases (dementia and Parkinson's Disease), technology and ageing and ageing, gender and health. I am currently working ona study examining the facilitators and barriers to implementation of non pharmacological interventions in dementia, and on a study examining the use of assistive technology by people with dementia. I am also assisting on a systematic review of psychosocial interventions in dementia.
My previosu work has included the development of assistive technology to promote well-being in people with dementia, on mood states amongst people living with Parkinson's disease, and evaluations of memory services for people with dementia.
BA (hons) Geography
MA Social and Cultural Geography
PhD Psychiatry: 'Men's experiences of living with Parkinson's Disease'.
- Gibson G, Mottram P, Burn D, Hindle J, Landau S, Samuel M, Hurt C, Brown R, Wilson K. Frequency, prevalence, incidence and risk factors associated with visual hallucinations in a sample of patients with Parkinson's disease: a longitudinal 4-year study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2013, 28(6), 626-631.
- Brown RG, Landau S, Hindle JV, Playfer J, Samuel M, Wilson KC, Hurt CS, Anderson RJ, Carnell J, Dickinson L, Gibson G, van Schaick R, Sellwood K, Thomas BA, Burn DJ, for the PROMS-PD Study Group. Depression and anxiety related subtypes in Parkinson's disease. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 2011, 82(7), 803-809.
- Gibson G, Chalfont G, Clarke P, Torrington J, Sixsmith A. Housing and Connection to nature for people with dementia: findings from the INDEPENDENT Project. Journal of Housing for the Elderly 2008, 21(1), 55-72.
- Sixsmith A, Hammond M, Gibson G. Quality of life and dementia. In: Vaarama, M; Pieper, R; Sixsmith, A, ed. Care-Related Quality of Life in Old Age: Concepts, Models, and Empirical Findings. New York: Springer, 2008, pp.217-233.
- Orpwood R, Sixsmith A, Torrington J, Chadd J, Gibson G, Chalfont G. Designing technology to support quality of life in people with dementia. Technology and Disability 2007, 19(2-3), 103-112.
- Sixsmith A, Gibson G, Orpwood R, Torrington J. Developing a technology 'wish-list' to enhance the quality of life of people with dementia. International Journal of Gerontechnology 2007, 6(1), 2-19.
- Sixsmith A, Gibson G. Music and the wellbeing of people with dementia. Ageing and Society 2007, 27(1), 127-145.
- Gibson G, Timlin A, Curran S, Wattis J. The impact of location on satisfaction with dementia services amongst people with dementia and their informal carers: a comparative evaluation of a community-based and a clinic-based memory service. International Psychogeriatrics 2007, 19(2), 267-277.
- Woolham J, Gibson G, Clarke P. Assistive technology, telecare and dementia: some implications of current policies and guidance. Research Policy and Planning 2006, 24(3), 149-164.
- Chalfont G, Gibson G. How Assistive Technology can Improve Well-being. Journal of Dementia Care 2006, 14(2), 19-21.
- Chalfont G, Gibson G. Putting technology to work for quality of life. Journal of Dementia Care 2006, 14(3), 30-34.
- Torrington J, Chalfont G, Clarke P, Gibson G, Orpwood R, Sixsmith A. Environmental and technological interventions for the well-being of people with dementia. Quality in Ageing 2005.
- Timlin A, Gibson G, Curran S, Wattis J. Memory matters: a report examining issues around the delivery of anti-dementia medication. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield, 2005.
- Gibson G, Timlin A, Curran S, Wattis J. The scope for qualitative methods in research and clinical trials in dementia. Age and Ageing 2004, 33(4), 422-426.
- Robinson L, Gibson G, Kingston A, Newton L, Pritchard G, Finch T, Brittain K. Assistive technologies in caring for the oldest old: a review of current practice and future directions. Aging Health 2013, 9(4), 365-375.
- Gibson G, Dickinson C, Brittain K, Robinson L. Personalisation, customisation and bricolage: how people with dementia and their families make assistive technology work for them. Ageing and Society 2018, Epub ahead of print.
- Dickinson C, Gibson G, Gotts Z, Stobbart L, Robinson L. Cognitive stimulation therapy in dementia care: exploring the views and experiences of service providers on the barriers and facilitators to implementation in practice using Normalization Process Theory. International Psychogeriatrics 2017, 29(11), 1869-1878.
- Dickinson C, Dow J, Gibson G, Hayes L, Robalino S, Robinson L. Psychosocial intervention for carers of people with dementia: What components are most effective and when? A systematic review of systematic reviews. International Psychogeriatrics 2017, 29(1), 31-43.
- Brittain K, Degnen C, Gibson G, Dickinson C, Robinson AL. When walking becomes wandering: representing the fear of the fourth age. Sociology of Health and Illness 2017, 39(2), 270-284.
- Newton L, C Dickinson, G Gibson, K Brittain, AL Robinson. Exploring the views of GPs, people with dementia and their carers on assistive technology: a qualitative study. BMJ Open 2016, 6(5), e011132.
- Echevarria C, Hartley T, Gray J, Muirhead C, Van-Wersch A, Miller J, Steer J, Simpson AJ, Gibson GJ, Bourke SC. Hot decaf: a rct comparing home treatment and inpatient care in copd exacerbations selected by low risk decaf score. In: British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2016. 2016, London: BMJ Group.
- Murphy PB, Arbane G, Bourke S, Calverley P, Crooks A, Dowson L, Duffy N, Gibson GJ, Hughes P, Hurst JR, Lewis K, Mukherjee R, Nickol A, Oscroft N, Pepperell J, Rehal S, Smith I, Stradling J, Wedizcha W, Polkey MI, Elliott M, Hart N. Hot-hmv uk trial secondary outcome analysis: early readmission is reduced by the addition of home mechanical ventilation to home oxygen therapy in copd patients with chronic respiratory failure following a life-threatening exacerbation. In: British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2016. 2016, London: BMJ Group.
- Dismore L, Echevarria C, Van-Wersch A, Simpson AJ, Gibson GJ, Bourke SC. Positive drivers and potential barriers to implementation of hospital at home selected by low risk decaf score. In: British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2016. 2016, London: BMJ Group.
- Gibson G, Newton L, Pritchard G, Finch T, Brittain K, Robinson L. The provision of assistive technology products and services for people with dementia in the United Kingdom. Dementia 2016, 15(4), 681-701.
- Echevarria C, Steer J, Heslop-Marshall K, Stenton SC, Hickey PM, Hughes R, Wijesinghe M, Harrison RN, Steen N, Simpson AJ, Gibson GJ, Bourke SC. Validation of the DECAF score to predict hospital mortality in acute exacerbations of COPD. Thorax 2016, 71(2), 133-140.
- Gibson G, Dickinson C, Brittain K, Robinson L. The everyday use of assistive technology by people with dementia and their family carers: a qualitative study. BMC Geriatrics 2015, 15, 89.
- Echevarria C, Steer J, Heslop-Marshall K, Stenton SC, Hickey PM, Hughes R, Wijesinghe M, Harrison RN, Steen N, Simpson AJ, Gibson GJ, Bourke SC. The PEARL score predicts 90 day readmission or death following hospitalisation for an exacerbation of COPD. In: BTS Winter Meeting 2015. 2015, BRITISH MED ASSOC HOUSE, TAVISTOCK SQUARE, LONDON WC1H 9JR, ENGLAND: BMJ Group.
- Brittain K, Degnen C, Gibson G, Dickinson C, Robinson L. When does walking become wandering - Representing the fear of the fourth age?. In: Gerontological Society of America 68th Annual Scientific Meeting. 2015, Washington, DC: Oxford University Press.
- Gibson G, Newton L, Pritchard G, Finch T, Brittain K, Robinson AL. The provision of assistive technology services for people with dementia in the United Kingdom. Dementia 2014, 1-21.
- Newton L, Gibson G, Pritchard G, Finch T, Brittain K, Kingston A, Robinson L. Assistive technologies in caring for the oldest old. In: 7th NIHR Trainee Conference 2013. 2013, Leeds: National Institute for Health Research.