Dr Julie Christie

Dr Julie Christie

Region Manager - Enabling & Commercial (UK and Europe)

Dr Julie Christie, RMN, MSc in Dementia Studies, BA/Dip SW, PhD is a registered social worker. She is also Region Manager UK and Europe, Dementia Centre, HammondCare.

Dr. Christie has experience of working with people living with dementia as a nurse, social worker and social work manager, including experience of contributing to the first National Dementia Strategy in Scotland. She has a PhD in the subject of resilience and dementia and has worked across a range of settings, including integrated health and social care, residential, care home and hospital sites, and has extensive knowledge on co-production, assessment, risk enablement, self-directed support, and issues of support and protection. Dr. Christie is a registered social worker. She has published work on acute hospital care practice and on the ethical evaluation of dementia services. Forthcoming publications in 2018 include articles on student programmes in the Journal of Research in Nursing; and contributions to books on the topics of social work practice with older people; technology choices for organisations working with people who have dementia and new practice paradigms for health and social care practitioners working with people with dementia.                                                                             

Dr. Christie was an associate with the Dementia Centre at the University of Stirling for 10 years. She is a member of the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium, the ‘Centre for Research into the Experience of Dementia’ group (University of Edinburgh), and the ‘Citizenship and Dementia International Research Forum’.  Dr. Christie is a visiting Research Fellow with the University of Edinburgh and an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of New South Wales with a focus on resilience, citizenship, co-production.  She is a reviewer for the Journal of Research in Nursing, the co-founder of the dementia PhD twitter community #demphd which has created a social media space for people with dementia, researchers and those interested in dementia and has been working on virtual reality applications that assist in our understanding of the experience of dementia.  Dr Christie is the lead for the current Dementia Dog Programme evaluation in Scotland.