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Nereide Curreri

University of Applied Sciences & Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)

Nereide Curreri

Nereide Alhena Curreri, PhD is a gerontologist with special interests in dementia and integrated
care. She currently holds a position as researcher with the Centre of Competence on Ageing at
the University of Applied Sciences & Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) where she coordinates
the Italian language region’s participation in the National Implementation Programme –
Strengthening quality of care in partnership with residential long-term care facilities. Nereide
earned a PhD in Dementia Studies from the University of Stirling, Scotland conducting in-field
research on the integration of older adult services for families with dementia through a social
network approach in 5 Central American countries, and an MSc in Gerontology from the Vrije
University of Amsterdam, NL. Her in field experience is in community projects for older people
and people living with dementia in Scotland, with care homes in Italy, as Geriatric Care Manager
in home care and starting-up and managing a dementia unit in California, US. Nereide’s aims
include raising awareness of integrated dementia care at system, organisation, and community
levels, and bringing to the forefront of policy and community agendas social determinants of
wellbeing and quality of life through a gerontological perspective. She is author of recent
academic publications.
Nereide also holds a position as extraordinary researcher at the Optentia Research Unit of
North-West University South Africa, and is a senior associate at the International Foundation of
Integrated Care.


Countries Switzerland;
Topics Attitudes and Expectations about Long-Term Care; Care in rural and other non-urban settings; Care integration/ coordination; Care outcomes; Co-production in LTC; Dementia care and support; Evaluation of LTC systems and services; LTC Policy; LTC Systems; LTC systems in LMIC countries; LTC Workforce; Outcome measurement in LTC; Person-centered care; Quality and accreditation for LTC services;
Methods Case studies; Co-production methods; Expert consultations; Knowledge-exchange; Literature reviews and synthesis; Mixed methods; Qualitative studies; Surveys; Systematic Review; Theory and frameworks; Theory of Change; Training materials;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Long-Term Care Policy; Strengthening Responses to Dementia;
Research interests

Dementia – care pathways, plans/strategies, dementia design, QoL; education/training

Integrated care – micro, meso, macro levels; QoL; QoC; formal, informal; education/training

LMIC – knowledge transfer, resource utilization for change implementation in integrating health and social care

Key publications

Curreri NA, McCabe L, Robertson J, Aboderin I, Pot AM & Keating N (2022) Family beliefs about care for older people in Central, East, Southern and West Africa and Latin America. International Journal of Care and Caring. 19(2):12.×16686052128058

Curreri, N., Banda, A., Parodi, J., Hoffman, J., Keating, N. (2022) Rural and remote communities in CESW Africa. Contexts for wellbeing of older adults. Journal of Population Ageing. 15, pages1017–1034.