Prior to joining QCS, Jackie was the Director of Memory Care of Sunrise Senior Living, an international care provider for the last four years.
An experienced occupational therapist, Jackie has worked in a number of high profile roles for some of the country's largest'health and social care'providers. She is also a prolific national and international conference speaker and author of books and articles on the topic of dementia.
Jackie also works in academia, where she's a researcher at the Universities of Manchester and Exeter, and has collaborated with academics from Bangor University on a ground-breaking study, which assesses the impact of cognitive rehabilitation on those living with dementia.
Jackie is also a multi-award winner. In 2011, she won the 'National Dementia Care Award' for 'Best Dementia Care Personality'. In 2020, she was also recognised by NAPA for her outstanding career contribution.
As Dementia Care Champion, Jackie will play an integral role in helping QCS to create a progressive best practice dementia strategy for Health and Social Care Providers. QCS will also fully support Jackie to further advance her trailblazing PAL Instrument, which QCS has also acquired.