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Louise Howe

Research Assistant, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Louise has worked as an Occupational Therapist since completing her BSc Occupational Therapy from the University of East Anglia. She has worked within mental health services including adults and older people, community, inpatient and in care homes.

Louise has a particular interest in working with people with dementia, working on the Medical Mental Health Unit at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, for people with dementia or delirium between 2010 and 2015. More recently she has worked within Dementia Outreach for Nottingham Healthcare Trust, supporting people with challenging behaviour in care homes

Louise undertook a MSc in Advanced Occupational Therapy between 2008 and 2013, including a dissertation investigating risk enablement for people with dementia being discharged from an acute hospital

Research Summary

Louise is a research assistant working on the Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia (PrAISED) research programme designed to help people with mild cognitive impairment or… read more

Recent Publications

  • HOWE, L. and GOLDBERG, S.E., 2013. The benefits of activity on an acute medical ward. Journal of Dementia Care. 22(4), 29-31
  • HOWE L., 2011. Occupational engagement for patients with dementia and delerium Occupational Therapy News. 19(5), 30-31

Current Research

Louise is a research assistant working on the Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia (PrAISED) research programme designed to help people with mild cognitive impairment or early stage dementia to remain healthier and more independent for longer. Her role includes the development and implementation of a training package for therapists carrying out the intervention

Louise commenced a PhD in April 2019 and was successfully awarded a CLARHC PhD studentship in May 2019. Her PhD entitled 'Implementing guidelines to enable experienced therapists to deliver complex rehabilitation interventions in research settings' aims to use realist methodology to explore the use of a current training package and to develop guidelines to improve fidelity and implementation of research interventions in the future.

  • HOWE, L. and GOLDBERG, S.E., 2013. The benefits of activity on an acute medical ward. Journal of Dementia Care. 22(4), 29-31
  • HOWE L., 2011. Occupational engagement for patients with dementia and delerium Occupational Therapy News. 19(5), 30-31

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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