Linda Clare is Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia at the University of Exeter. Trained as a clinical psychologist, she directs the University’s Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH). The Centre’s research aims to improve the lives of older people and people with dementia through a focus on maintaining cognitive health in later life, living well with dementia, and supporting family care. This includes the IDEAL longitudinal cohort study, an Alzheimer’s Society Centre of Excellence, which investigates what helps people with dementia and family carers to live well with the condition.
Linda has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is an Editor for the Cochrane Collaboration and for the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. She is a National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Academy of Social Sciences and the Gerontological Society of America and serves on the Governing Boards of the Global Council on Brain Health and the Global Brain Health Institute.