Dr Alison Tingle joined the ARC East of England in 2021 working at the University of Hertfordshire. Alison currently works two ARC (Applied Research Collaboration) projects within National Priorities programme for Adult Social Care Social Work, funded by the National Institute of Health and Care Research: Digital Technologies to support Social Wellbeing for community dwelling older adults in receipt of social care and their carers (DiTSoW) which the University of Hertfordshire is leading and an Evaluation of the NDTi Community Led Support programme, led by the University of Birmingham.
Alison has worked in a variety of social care related roles over the last 18 years and her research interests include social care, ageing, dementia, community wellbeing, digital technologies and inequalities. Her PhD was an ethnography of cultural activity engagement for older adults in an Age Friendly City. This was undertaken at Manchester Metropolitan University where she supported several projects focused on ageing populations and people with learning disabilities.