Professor Charlotte Clarke works at the University of Edinburgh as Head of the School of Health in Social Science and International Dean for the College of Humanities and Social Science.
Academically, Charlotte works with the Centre for Dementia Prevention (responsible for the social sciences and public health aspects) and with the Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia. Much of her research addresses risk perception, risk management and enablement, and resilience in order to improve quality of life – a book summarising much of this work was awarded 1st Prize in the 2012 BMA Medical Book Awards (health & social care): Clarke C.L., Wilkinson H., Keady J. & Gibb C.E. (2011) Risk Assessment and Management for Living Well with Dementia. Jessica Kingsley, London.
A forthcoming edited text draws on contributions from many national and international colleagues through the work of the International Research Collaborative Network on ageing and risk (established by Charlotte around 10 years ago): Clarke C.L., Rhynas S., Schwannauer M. & Taylor J. Risk and Resilience: Global Learning Across the Age Span. Dunedin Press, Glasgow. Recently, Charlotte has explored also the use of theatre and film in communicating and engaging research findings.