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Tiffeny James

University of Greenwich

Tiffeny James

Tiffeny has worked with people affected by dementia for over 10 years. Before moving into research, she worked as a care worker alongside her undergraduate psychology degree, and later as a Dementia Advisor with the Alzheimer’s Society. She completed her NIHR ARC North Thames funded PhD in August 2022 at UCL.


Countries UK;
Topics Access to care; Attitudes and Expectations about Long-Term Care; Care in rural and other non-urban settings; Care inequalities; Care integration/ coordination; Care trajectories; Care work and migration; Community-based LTC; Dementia care and support; Gender and care; Living arrangements; Outcomes for unpaid/informal carers; Person-centered care; Quality and accreditation for LTC services; Research gaps and priorities in LTC; Stigma and discrimination; Unmet needs; Unpaid / informal care;
Methods Creative research methods; Document analysis; Qualitative studies; Questionnaire; Research ethics; Surveys; Systematic Review; Theory and frameworks; Theory of Change;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Community-based approaches to dementia care; Strengthening Responses to Dementia;
Research interests

Tiffeny’s area of expertise is equity and discrimination in dementia care. Her PhD thesis looked at whether people affected by dementia are supported through policy, practice, and research to receive care which is tailored to protected and minority needs such as age, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation, and which enables them to achieve the same health outcomes as others. She is mainly a qualitative researcher with experience of innovative and creative methods to engage people affected by dementia.

Key publications

James T, Mukadam N, Sommerlad A, Barrera-Caballero S, Livingston G. Equity in care and support provision for people affected by dementia: experiences of people from UK South Asian and White British backgrounds. Int Psychogeriatr. 2023 Feb 20:1-10. doi: 10.1017/S1041610223000121. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36803586.

James T, Mukadam N, Sommerlad A, Pour HR, Knowles M, et al. (2022) Protection against discrimination in national dementia guideline recommendations: A systematic review. PLOS Medicine 19(1): e1003860.

James T, Mukadam N, Sommerlad A, Ceballos SG, Livingston G. Culturally tailored therapeutic interventions for people affected by dementia: A systematic review and new conceptual model. The Lancet Healthy Longevity. 2021 Mar 1;2(3):e171-9.