Dr Julie Christie is Service Manager - International at the Dementia Centre, HammondCare, based in the UK. 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, and co-production. She is a reviewer for the Journal of Research in Nursing, Ageing and Society and Dementia: The International Journal of Research and Practice. Dr Christie is currently the lead for the Dementia Dog Programme evaluation and the Life Changes Trust funded Dementia Friendly Communities Programme, both in Scotland. She oversees the work of Dementia Support UK: Connect, Consult HammondCare’s UK consultancy service for care homes.
She has experience of working with people living with dementia as a nurse, registered social worker and social work manager; and has a PhD focused on resilience and dementia. She contributed to the first National Dementia Strategy in Scotland.Dr. Christie was an associate with the Dementia Centre at the University of Stirling for 10 years and her published work includes ethical practice in research, acute hospital care, social work with older people, human rights and accessibility, new approaches to dementia care, technology for organisations working with people living with dementia, and her book Promoting Resilience in Dementia Care; A person-centred framework for assessment and support planning.She is a member of the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium, the Centre for Research into the Experience of Dementia group at University of Edinburgh, and of the Citizenship and Dementia International Research Forum. She is also a member of the Health Design Advisory Council and the British Society of Gerontology and the Deep Dementia Phenotyping Network (DEMON) which combines data science and AI in dementia research.
Dr Christie has worked across a range of settings, including integrated health and social care, residential, care home and hospital, and has extensive knowledge on co-production, assessment, risk enablement, self-directed support, and issues of support and protection.