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Justine Schneider

Professor of Mental Health and Social Care,

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Biography

Justine has been Professor of Mental Health and Social Care at the University of Nottingham since 2004. She has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications. Current research includes a cross-national study of music in care homes, MIDDEL, and PRESIDE, a feasibility study of community singing in dementia, funded by NIHR Research for Social Care (2022-24).

A focus of her work is dementia and staff development. Justine was instrumental in developing with colleagues at the university the free, online course Foundations in Dementia: Awareness and Care, which has been taken by thousands of learners world-wide.

Justine embraces innovative approaches to knowledge exchange in dementia care through the arts. For instance, she led the project that produced a research-based play Inside Out of Mind, about dementia carers in hospital. Written and directed by Tanya Myers, the Lakeside Arts production toured to six cities in 2015, and was seen by over 10,000 people. A live recording is available for hire and is suitable for audiences of care professionals and the general public.

Research into what makes high quality home care for people with dementia has been translated into a graphic novel, Winston's World, with cartoonist Tony Husband, and an accompanying training manual. Data from the same study inspired a podcast by Elspeth Penny, Silva Lining's Care Plan. Translational artistic outputs include he research-based opera 'Take Care' by composer Douglas Finch. With funding from Arts Council England, a full production starring Nottingham-born soprano Donna Bateman and , including a chorus of real-life dementia carers premieres on 2 April, 2022 at Lakeside Arts, Nottingham.

Expertise Summary

Justine has extensive experience in many aspects of applied health research using a wide range of methodologies and approaches. She has expertise in mental health service evaluation, carers, care homes, costs and supported employment for people with any kind of disability or disadvantage.

Research Summary

Current research includes a cross-national study of music in care homes, MIDDEL, and PRESIDE, a feasibility study of community singing in dementia, funded by NIHR Research for Social Care (2022-24).

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