Adelina Comas-Herrera is Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her main research interests are economic aspects of the care, treatment and support of people with dementia, and long-term care financing. She has recently completed a project estimating the costs of improved dementia health care pathways in low, middle and high income countries, and a review of the key issues and challenges in long-term care organisation and financing in countries with diverse ageing and economic contexts.
She is currently working on the Modelling Dementia (MODEM) research project which aims to estimate the impact, in terms of costs and quality of life, of making interventions that are known to work for people with dementia and their carers more widely available by 2040. She co-led the Dementia Evidence Toolkit, a website that makes scientific evidence on what works on dementia care publicly available.
She volunteers as a Dementia Champion, providing information sessions for people who would like to become Dementia Friends in England.