Clare Hammerton is a Senior Research Fellow working with the Institute of Public Health and Wellbeing (IPHW) at the University of Essex. She has worked in International Development across Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Centra Asia and Adult Social Care in the UK. Her work with statutory and civil society organisations in international, national, regional, and local contexts, provides her with practical insights to research.
Her research on mainstreaming Human Rights through service development and provision is focused on meaningful participation, collaborative partnerships, community resources, citizen voice, and Rights Based approaches with people whose individual and collective needs and experiences are not known or addressed in service provision or policy.
Clare has recently worked on the ‘Community Connections’ project and research with the University of Essex and multi-agency partners, building a holistic model of community engagement, citizen voice, and building community assets. It is associated with the East of England ARC Inclusive Involvement in Research for Practice Led Health and Social Care theme.
Clare’s dementia research will focus on young people with dementia, their families, and their intersectional identities and experiences such as disability, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, and faith.