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Key Grants and Projects
Alzheimer’s Society Large Grant:Improving the Experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life 2018 - 2022
, £1.5 million (Co-Investigator)
Research Fellow, Wiserd, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
2015 - 2019
Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellow, Cesagen, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
2010 - 2015
Associate member , Wiserd, Cardiff University
2015 - Present
ESRC Festival of Social Sciences (FOSS): Cultural representations of dementia.
7th November 2017, Exeter Phoenix, 7pm
Panel discussion on cultural representations of dementia followed by public debate.
Dementia Awareness Day, Chapter Arts Centre, 17th May 2017
Short talks from researchers for public audience, including those living with or affected by dementia.
Public Uni Talk, 11th Nov 2016
‘Stand up style’ talks on a Friday evening for public audiences to hear about current research.
Robot & Frank, SciScreen, 20th March 2013
SciScreen is a public engagement programme run by researchers at Cardiff University. I spoke about dementia, memory and identity in the context of the film Robot and Frank.
Blogs & Online Resources
- Online masterclasses on doing qualitative research with people with dementia and including those who are affected by dementia in research. Posted online July 2017 http://www.idealproject.org.uk/mclass/
- Hillman, A. (2017) The IDEAL study: Finding strategies to live well with dementia https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/ideal-study-finding-strategies-live-well-dementia-0
- Hillman, A. (2016) Public engagement: A liberating experience https://wiserd.ac.uk/about-us/people/alexandra-hillman
- Hillman, A. (2017) Working with transcripts of recorded medical consultations. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473999145 Sage qualitative data set example.
- BBC Radio Devon, promoting the Festival of Social Science event, Nov 2017
- Western Mail, ‘What it means to live well with dementia’ about the IDEAL study. April 2017.
- BBC Good Morning Wales during dementia awareness week, May 2015
- BBC Radio 4 ‘Thinking Allowed’ interview about my paper published in the Sociology of Health & Illness on systems of classification in A&E. (15th Jan 2014) http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ta/all