Linda Clare is Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia at the University of Exeter, where she directs the Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH) within the School of Psychology. REACH aims to improve the lives of older people and people with dementia through research that focuses on promoting well-being, preventing or reducing age-related disability, and improving rehabilitation and care.
Linda is particularly known for pioneering the application of cognitive rehabilitation approaches for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Current studies include the IDEAL cohort study investigating factors that influence the ability to live well with dementia and the GREAT trial which examines the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation for people with early-stage dementia.
Linda is a clinical psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist, and in 2004 she received the May Davidson award from the British Psychological Society for her contribution to the development of clinical psychology in the UK. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and is an Editor for the Cochrane Collaboration’s dementia group and for the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. She is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the Gerontological Society of America, and chairs the British Psychological Society Advisory Group on Dementia.
Areas of Expertise (6)
Improving Rehabilitation and Care
May Davidson Award (professional)
Division of Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society, 2004
British Psychological Society
Gerontological Society of America
Academy of Social Sciences