Melanie Handley is based in the Centre for Public Health and Community Care at the University of Hertfordshire. She is a Research Fellow in Health and Care of Older People. Her research focuses on the care of people with dementia in hospitals and living in care homes. She is currently a co-lead on an Alzheimer’s Society funded study that will co-design and test resources to support person-centred care in hospitals (the CONNECT study). The CONNECT study is supported by the East of England ARC.