Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Marie Poole

Research Associate



I am a qualitative researcher with special interest in the use of ethnographic research methods (observations and interviews).   Much of my research within the institute has been based on exploring the experiences of people with dementia, their carers and health and social care professionals, in relation to healthcare and service provision.  This includes research in primary care, respite care, hospital discharge and end of life care.

Through research, I have become interested in approaches to dementia and dementia care which recognise the rights, values, wishes and abilities of people with dementia.


PhD (Home or care? Capacity or incapacity? An ethnographic study of decisions regarding capacity and best interests for people with dementia on discharge from hospital - Newcastle University (2018)

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

I currently do not have any teaching responsibilities


Postgraduate Teaching