Graham Stokes

Professor Graham Stokes has over 25 years of experience in specialist dementia care and is an internationally recognised authority on person –centred dementia care practice and policy. He is Bupa’s Global Director of Dementia Care, a post he took up in 2014, where he oversees Bupa’s dementia policy and practice in the UK, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.

Before joining Bupa in 2009, he was a senior consultant clinical psychologist at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust where he was Head of Psychology Services for Older Adults and Adults with Neurodegenerative Diseases.

He holds a number of academic posts, including: Honorary Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester; and Honorary Tutor in the School of Psychology and Honorary Lecturer in the Institute of Applied Social Studies at the University of Birmingham. He became a Visiting Professor at the University of Bradford in 2012.

He is Co-Chair of England’s Dementia Action Alliance and a member of the UK Government’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 Meaningful Care Delivery Group.

He has written a number of books including the series Common Problems with the Elderly Confused; On Being Old: The Psychology of Later Life; Challenging Behaviour in Dementia; And Still The Music Plays: Stories of People with Dementia and in late 2016 his latest volume of stories of people living with dementia will be published. He co-edited Working with Dementia and The Essential Guide to Dementia Care. He has also written many papers and book chapters on dementia and person-centered care.


Graham Stokes will be speaking at the conference thanks to BUPA.