Cultural inclusivity in dementia care

Dr Karan Jutlla is a passionate researcher and educator dedicated to promoting cultural competence in health and social care, with a particular focus on dementia.

Karan has extensive experience of developing and delivering bespoke education and training programmes to support healthcare professionals and services to be culturally competent via a person-centred approach.

As an academic, Karan’s research interests in the challenge of dementia care, particularly within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities have spanned nearly a decade.

She continues to support policy makers, and health and social care service providers to potentially address and deliver superb outcomes for a hitherto neglected but growing part of the community.

Karan has a ‘grass roots’ approach, and is passionate about ensuring that leadership level decisions are reflected in the quality of care received by service users. She has spoken at over 50 national and international conferences and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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research

As an academic, Karan’s research interests in the challenge of dementia care, particularly within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities have spanned nearly a decade. Her doctoral study researched experiences of caring for a family member with dementia for Sikhs living in Wolverhampton of the UK.

This biographical study highlighted challenges with access to, and experience of, health and social care services in the UK – with such experiences being strongly linked to their experiences as migrants in the UK. She has since developed cultural competency training for healthcare professionals and continued working on a number of research projects to further develop this area.

Karan’s PHD

Read more about the experiences of Sikhs caring for a family member with dementia

Dementia Does not Discriminate

Karan’s work was recognised in All Party Parliamentary Group enquiry on the experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities in dementia  

Not a numbers game

Karan produced a documentary on the views and experiences of the South Asian community when using palliative care services in Wolverhampton

Training for the National Institute for Health Research

Learn about the importance of cultural competence in research

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media

Karan has talked about her work on a number of radio stations including; BBC Radio4, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio Leicester, Sabras Radio and Gulshan Radio. Her work has also been featured on ITV Central News and BBC Sky News

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media

Karan has talked about her work on a number of radio stations including; BBC Radio4, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio Leicester, Sabras Radio and Gulshan Radio. Her work has also been featured on ITV Central News and BBC Sky News

Not a numbers game

Karan produced a documentary on the views and experiences of the South Asian community when using palliative care services in Wolverhampton

Training for the National Institute for Health Research

Learn about the importance of cultural competence in research

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education & training

With over ten years’ experience of working in the Higher education sector, Karan has extensive experience of developing and delivering bespoke courses, small and large lectures and seminars based on the latest research and evidence based practice.

consultancy

As an independent consultant, Karan supports policy makers, and health and social care service providers to potentially address and deliver superb outcomes for a hitherto neglected but growing part of the community.

publications

Karan has published in an array of academic arenas, with her work featured in a number of books, journal articles and reports.