Core interests: human rights and empowerment for people with cognitive disabilities. Family: partner and two sons. Reside by the sea at Portobello, Edinburgh. Qualifications: Bsc. Sociology; Post Grad. Diploma, Social Work - Community Organisation and Development; Cert. Ed. Work experience: Community Worker; Training Officer, Age Concern Scotland; Director, Scottish Action on Dementia, Policy Director Alzheimer Scotland; Scottish Government - secondee/co-ordinator Adults with Incapacity Action Plan; Board member, Mental Welfare Commission. Since 2012: volunteer: Dementia Policy Adviser (ADI) S. India and Ghana; Let's Sing, for people with dementia and carers. Churchill Fellowship 2016: researched good practice in support for decision making for adults with cognitive impairment in Australia. Looking forward to implementing dissemination. Enjoy: singing, walking, reading, community involvement.
A new report, ‘Supported Decision-making: Learning from Australia’, by Jan Killeen, a former Director of Public Policy for Alzheimer Scotland, calls for radical reforms...