Dr Shirley Evans

Dr Shirley Evans has been appointed director of the Association for Dementia Studies (ADS) at the University of Worcester following a spell as interim director.  While at ADS Dr Evans has played a key part in driving forward the Meeting Centres programme in the UK, which has mushroomed from 13 centres before the pandemic to around 60 now. She was promoted to the interim role after the retirement of Professor Dawn Brooker last year and now takes on the permanent role where she will continue to build ADS’s reputation in dementia care research and practice.