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Prof. Linda Clare

Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia

Linda is known for pioneering the application of cognitive rehabilitation approaches for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease


Linda Clare is Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia at the University of Exeter Medical School. Trained as a clinical psychologist, she leads the University’s Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH). Her research aims to improve the lives of older people and people with dementia through a focus on living well with dementia, developing rehabilitative approaches to optimise independence, and supporting family care. This includes the IDEAL longitudinal cohort study, an Alzheimer’s Society Centre of Excellence, which investigates what helps people with dementia and family carers to live well with the condition. Linda has published over 250 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. She is an Editor for the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Academy of Social Sciences and the Gerontological Society of America. In 2004 she received the May Davidson award from the British Psychological Society for her contribution to the development of clinical psychology in the UK. She was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science, in 2015 in recognition of her work on awareness in people with dementia. She is registered as a practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council.



Area of Expertise

Age-Related Disabilities

Cognitive Rehabilitation


Improving Rehabilitation and Care




University of Cambridge : Clinical Medicine

The Open University : Clinical Psychology

University College London : Clinical Psychology

City of London Polytechnic : Psychology

University of Cambridge : Social and Political Sciences

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