University of Hertfordshire

Dr Andrea Mayrhofer

Andrea Mayrhofer

Dr Andrea Mayrhofer

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University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom


Andrea is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care. Her research interests are in mental health, recovery, service design/delivery and social care, with a particular focus on Dementia and Young Onset Dementia.  She works closely with a Mental Health Trust, the Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT).

Research: Andrea currently leads a project on Young Onset Dementia and is involved in a national evaluation on Dementia Friendly Communities (DFCs). Previous mental health related projects included dementia education and training, care homes, self-injury, and psycho-social approaches to adaptive coping. Andrea’s research experience includes working cross-culturally in South Africa and Uganda.

Teaching: Qualitative Research Methods on the Professional Doctorate in Health Research (DHRes) Programme

Professional Bodies / Memberships: Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Member of the British Society of Gerontology, Member of the Young Dementia UK Network

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