Felicity Slocombe

Felicity Slocombe
Loughborough University | Lough · Social Sciences and Humanities

Bachelor of Science and Master of Science
Postgraduate Researcher at Loughborough University


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I am a PhD student at Loughborough University. I am researching identity maintenance in dementia using conversation analysis. The project will involve the analysis of video data recordings between people with dementia and others in different settings: in the home and in care homes. An analysis of media representations of dementia will also be undertaken, discussing these with people living with dementia, family carers and people with no personal connection to dementia.
Additional affiliations
March 2020 - September 2020
Loughborough University
  • Research Assistant
  • I worked mainly on a systematic review of the methods used to measure number talk in home and preschool environments.
September 2018 - September 2019
Loughborough University
Field of study
  • Social Science Research (Communication and media)
September 2015 - July 2018
Loughborough University
Field of study
  • Social Psychology


Publications (2)
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Advice-giving and requesting is a complex interactional task that has been well-explored by the theoretical and analytical approaches of discursive psychology (DP) and conversation analysis (CA). However, these approaches have not previously been employed to analyse advice in the context of an online forum for carers of people living with dementia...
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This poster will be presented at the Alzheimer's research UK conference in March 2021. It is based upon my MSc dissertation looking at authority and unsolicited advice in an online forum for carers of people living with dementia


Projects (2)
To examine how identity and self are managed in communication with people living with dementia using conversation analysis. To explore the impact of media representations of dementia and 'dementia worry' and factors that influence this relationship.