Dr Marie Poole

ARC Dementia Fellow


I am a Senior Research Associate at Newcastle University and a post doctoral NIHR Dementia fellow. I am passionate about improving care and support for people living with dementia and their families through research which includes experts by experience.  Over the last 17 years I have worked with people, their families, and health and social care professionals to find out about peoples experiences of dementia; the support people want and need, and what is needed to help people get this.  I continue to work on a range of research studies to improve support from pre diagnosis through to end of life, in a range of settings.

I strongly believe in translating research findings into meaningful resources to support people living with dementia.  I continue to have a leading role in the development and promotion of  Forward with Dementia which aims to provide support from the point of diagnosis https://www.forwardwithdementia.org/en/

Project Summary

My fellowship will explore how integrated care systems can support people living with dementia and their families from underserved communities to access appropriate and joined up health and social care.   I will also explore the role of football clubs and associations and their potential for providing culturally appropriate dementia support for people who are traditionally less likely to access dementia services and support.

Areas of interest 

  • Qualitative research
  • Translating research findings into practical and accessible resources
  • Underserved communities with a focus on socio-economic disadvantage
  • Championing the voice of people living with dementia
  • Integrated post diagnostic dementia support
  • The role of football/sports organisations in providing dementia support



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Get in touch

Email:  [email protected]
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-8379-7462

Twitter: @mariepoole77