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Research Profile

  • Pronouns: They/Them

    Before working in education, Phil has worked in hospital settings, charities, and care facilities where they specialised in and led dementia care. Phil has in recent years worked at several higher education institutions/universities and often speak at national conferences.

    Phil is currently studying a doctorate, where they aim to explore care staffs understanding of the needs of LGBTQ+ people living with dementia, especially, gender non-conforming individuals.

  • Phil teaches on a range of health and social care related courses at University of Northampton. They have previously taught the following subject areas: research methods, health inequalities, health promotion, anti-discriminatory practice, communication skills, community studies, applied sociological theory, dementia care, ageing and mental health.

  • Research Interests: Dementia Care, Healthcare Inequalities/anti-discriminatory practice, LGBTQ+ Micro aggressions and Non-Binary Identities and Gender Non-Conforming individuals experience of ageing and healthcare.

  • Publications

    Harper, P. (2016). Campaign for carers to stay in hospital. Journal of Dementia Care. 24 (4), 14-15.

    Harper,P (2017). A Discussion of the Suitability of Training on Validation Therapy Targeted Towards Staff in a Care Home and its Suitability as a Technique Involved in Interpreting a Person’s Behaviour and Therefore Supporting a Person Living with Dementia. OAJ Gerontol & Geriatric Med.1(4): 555570.

    Harper, P (2017) A Report Discussing How Awareness Can Be Used To Reduce the Stigma of Dementia and Help People to Live Well With the Disease. OAJ Gerontol & Geriatric Med. 2(1): 55559.

    Harper,P (2017) . What are the Specific Needs of a Service User Living with Early Onset Dementia?. OAJ Gerontol & Geriatric Med. 1(4): 555569.

    Thompsell, A,  Wilde, D,  Woods, D, Buswell, J and Harper, P (2017) In an environment where many hospitals are struggling to cope with rising demand and inadequate resources, what are the challenges and opportunities in acute care for people with dementia? Journal of Dementia Care. 25 (1) 10-11.

    Harper, P (2019) A brief discussion of the needs of a LGBTQ person living with dementia. HelloCare Magazine.

    Harper, P (2019) A Discussion of Dementia Care Case Management in the U.K. and Europe. Professional Case Management Journal.

    Harper P (2019) How healthcare professionals can support older LGBTQ+ people living with dementia. Nursing Older People (RCN).

    Harper, P (2020) Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Peoples Experiences of Being admitted to Hospital. International Journal of Social science and Innovation.

    Conference’s/ Webinars

    Harper,P and Knocker,S  (2018) A discussion of the needs of a LGBTQ person living with dementia. UK Dementia Congress.

    Harper, P (2019) LGBTQ Micro Aggressions in Dementia Care. UK Dementia Congress.

    Harper, P (2020) LGBTQ Health and Micro aggressions in Dementia Care. Knowledgeable ageing Webinar, recording on YouTube: (146) LGBTQ micro aggressions in dementia care 2020 – YouTube

    Harper, P (2020) LGBTQ Environmental Micro aggressions. Housing and Dementia Consortium Webinar on LGBTQ Housing.

    Harper, P (2020) LGBTQ Environmental Micro-Aggressions in Dementia Care settings. UK Dementia Congress.

    Harper, P (2020) Introduction to LGBTQ needs in Dementia Care. International Webinar on Dementia – Conference Mind.