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My current field of research is advanced or severe dementia and my methodology of choice is a qualitative case study approach.

Area of academic expertise - outline

Qualitaitve case study research; Interpretative phenomenology; descriptive qualitative research; interview techniques; non-particiant observation.

Target collaborative organisations

Alzheimer Scotland; NHS Education Scotland; Erskine Care.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Education in the field of dementia, in particular the fundamentals of care. Suicude prevention trainer in Asist and Safetalk. Postitive Approaches in Dementia trainer.

Desired research direction

Advanced and severe dementia; loneliness in old age; frailty.

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Research Output

Changing needs in advanced dementia

Brown, M., Tolson, D. & Ritchie, L., 28 Jul 2020, In : Nursing Older People. 32, 4, e1204.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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    Introduction to living with advanced dementia series

    Brown, M. & Tolson, D., 1 Apr 2020, In : Nursing Older People. 32, 3, 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    Meaningful activity in advanced dementia

    Brown, M., Mitchell, B., Quinn, S., Boyd, A. & Tolson, D., 22 Sep 2020, In : Nursing Older People. 32, 5, 12 p., e1171.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Advanced dementia: achieving positive practice

    Tolson, D. & Brown, M., 24 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) Nursing Older People 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

    Open Access
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    MacRae, R., Brown, M. & Tolson, D., 25 Jul 2019, Hospice Palliative Home Care and Bereavement Support: Nursing Interventions and Supportive Care. Holtslander, L., Peacock, S. & Bally, J. (eds.). 1st ed. Springer International Publishing AG, p. 181-199 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    Lifetime Achievement Award

    Brown, Margaret (Recipient), 23 Sep 2016

    Prize: National/international honour

  • Activities

    • 1 Oral presentation

    Cancer and Palliative Care Conference

    Margaret Brown (Speaker)

    14 Nov 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Press / Media

    BBC Wales Beti and David: Lost for Words

    Debbie Tolson, Anna Waugh, Margaret Brown & Barbara Sharp


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities