Dr Andy Northcott

Job: Early Career Academic Fellow

School/department: School of Allied Health Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7973

E: andy.northcott@dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

My programme of research aims to provide an empirically based theoretical foundation to better understand the everyday complexities of clinical culture, behaviour and practice in ward settings. The goal of my current ongoing research is to identify, understand, and resolve issues faced within clinical and nursing practice, and by people with dementia and their families admitted to acute hospital settings. It draws on ethnographic and qualitative methodologies to develop low-cost interventions and training to improve the working practices of nursing staff responsible for people with dementia and the quality of hospital experiences for people with dementia and their carers and families.

Research group affiliations

  • Health Policy Research Unit
  • Leicester Academy for the Study of Ageing

Research interests/expertise

  • Dementia
  • Health Policy and Politics
  • Hospital Organisations
  • Acute Care Settings
  • Ward Cultures
  • Ethnography


  • PhD – Public Health – University of Manchester 2016
  • MA – Politics and International Relations – University of Manchester 2010
  • BA (Hons) – Politics and Modern History – University of Manchester 2003

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