Lyndsay M Lindley

Dr Lyndsay M Lindley
Research Associate
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  • Social Policy Research Unit, Church Lane Building, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5ZF

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Lyndsay has a long-standing interest in supporting and enabling people living with dementia. In addition to research into care and the lived experience of dementia, she has been involved with dementia support groups, including Singing for the Brain and reminiscence therapy. Lyndsay joined the Social Policy Research Unit in 2019 as a qualitative researcher exploring people's experiences of navigating and funding social care. Previously she worked at Newcastle University on qualitative studies within multi-centre randomised controlled trials. Her first post-doctoral role at Newcastle was on a study to improve hospital care for older patients with cognitive impairment. In 2016, Lyndsay completed her PhD, an applied conversation analytic study of interaction between people with dementia and their everyday conversational partners. 


PhD, University of Leeds

BA, York St John University

Current / recently completed research

Understanding and using experiences of dementia to develop a Socialcaretalk section for public, policy, educators and service providersMay 2022 - February 2024

What matters most to people with dementia? The understanding and using experiences of dementia project will develop and produce a Socialcaretalk section for the public, policymakers, educators and service providers, that tells people's stories about what worked for them.

Development of a decision support tool for older people who pay for social care, and their familiesJune 2021 - May 2023

In this study we will create a decision support tool that aims to help older people make decisions about paying for social care.

Finding and funding social care: a qualitative study of the experiences of self-fundersSeptember 2019 - February 2021

The purpose of this project is to understand self-funders' experiences of finding and funding social care, and create an online resource of peer experiences.

External role

  • Reviewer - International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders.