Olivia Luijnenburg

King's College London

Olivia Luijnenburg

I have a study background in Religious Studies and Medical Anthropology which led me to do research on the spiritual wellbeing of older people receiving care. During my time at the NIHR Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit, I have worked on projects including looking at the experiences of ancillary staff (cleaners, cooks, housekeepers) in care homes working during the COVID-19 pandemic, looking at the skills gaps in the social care workforce, and am now on a capacity building fellowship where I am testing reflective spirituality tools for care homes to reflect on care practice for people living with dementia.


Countries UK;
Topics Dementia care and support; Housing and care; Person-centered care; Residential LTC services;
Methods Creative research methods; Ethnography; Qualitative studies; Research ethics; Surveys; thematic analysis;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Care home markets and regulation; Long-Term Care Policy; Strengthening Responses to Dementia;
Research interests

Care homes; care for people living with and affected by dementia; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in dementia research; Dementia friendly communities; Spirituality and spiritual care; Creative research methods