Dr Kathryn

Dr Kathryn Lord

Principal Consultant

  • 07522 576998
  • kathrynlord@cordisbright.co.uk

Kathryn is an experienced mixed-methods researcher, specialising in improving the care, service provision and outcomes for older people, particularly those affected by dementia and the health and social care workforce who serve them. Her work has been funded by many different organisations including the Alzheimer’s Society and the National Institute for Health and Care Research. She has a wide-ranging portfolio of methodological expertise from leading the co-production of psychosocial interventions to designing and conducting RCTs and process evaluation of training for home care providers. She has a track-record in managing and delivering large, multi-site research projects, working with a diverse range of stakeholders across care homes, home care, voluntary, primary and secondary care sectors.


“My goal is to support organisations to bring about real-world change and make a positive difference to society. A real privilege and passion of my work is a commitment to the involvement of those with lived experience. I am particularly interested in how we can use innovative methodological approaches to address the challenges services and providers face.”


Examples of recent projects include:

  • Co-designing (with people affected by dementia, health and social care professionals) and testing two complex psychosocial and training interventions to improve home care services for people living with dementia.
  • Culturally adapting and assessing the implementation of a psychosocial intervention for family carers of people living with dementia.
  • Qualitative exploration of resilient strategies to optimise safety of older people whilst living at home.
  • The psychological impacts of social service closures during the pandemic for older people and their carers

Kathryn is Associate Editor for BMC Health Services Research and has over 30 peer-reviewed publications. She has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Hertfordshire and a PhD from the Division of Psychiatry, University College London (UCL).

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