Linda Clare is Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia at the University of Exeter Medical School. Trained as a clinical psychologist, she leads the University’s Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH). Her research aims to improve the lives of older people and people with dementia through a focus on living well with dementia, developing rehabilitative approaches to optimise independence, and supporting family care. This includes the IDEAL longitudinal cohort study, an Alzheimer’s Society Centre of Excellence, which investigates what helps people with dementia and family carers to live well with the condition. Linda has published over 250 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. She is an Editor for the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Academy of Social Sciences and the Gerontological Society of America. 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 was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science, in 2015 in recognition of her work on awareness in people with dementia. She is registered as a practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council.
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