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Professor Assumpta Ryan 

With a background in adult and mental health nursing, Assumpta has a longstanding interest in the provision of care and support to older people and their families.   She leads the ‘Caring for Older People and Their Families’ strand of the Person-centred Practice Research Centre at Ulster University.  She led the successful award of a Knowledge Transfer grant which was used to  improve quality of life in care homes in Northern Ireland through the operationalising of the MHL themes.

Sarah Penney

Sarah is a nurse with experience of health care project management and as a care home manager. She has experience of developing care home approaches to dementia care though environment design and staff development. Sarah is the project manager for My Home Life Northern Ireland