DesHCA’s team brings together a vibrant team from academia and the private sector to examine the key issues around cognitively supportive home design and adaptation.
You can read more about each of our team members below, and find out more about their work and interests by clicking on their picture.
Ms Lesley Palmer
Lesley is an Industry Partner for DesHCA and was involved in designing the project itself. She is a RIBA registered architect with a BSc in Architecture, and an MSc in Urban Design. She specialises in evidence-based design and provides both design consultancy and education through the DSDC.
Dr Martin Quirke
Martin is a Co-Investigator and Research Fellow on the DesHCA project. He has BSc and PhD degrees in Architecture and is a RIBA registered architect. His work investigates the influence of architectural design on the wellbeing and independence of older people with and without dementia.
Dr Mary Njoki
Mary is a Qualitative Research Fellow on the DesHCA project with a PhD in Dementia Studies. Her work focuses on exploring the experiences of people living with dementia, the experiences of Black Minority and Ethnic people’s access to services, and the intersection of dementia, age, class, and ethnicity.