Dementia Research Work Group Lead
Ivana S. Marková is Professor of Psychiatry at Hull York Medical School, University of Hull and Honorary Consultant in Psychiatry at the Department of Psychological Medicine with the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust. She trained in medicine at the University of Glasgow and then in psychiatry at Cambridge. In Cambridge, she also completed her masters in the history and philosophy of science and obtained her higher doctorate in medicine with a thesis on the structure of the concept of insight. She continues to research on the nature of insight in psychiatry as well as on different aspects of descriptive psychopathology and neuropsychiatry. Her other main research focus is on the epistemology of psychiatry and mental symptoms. Her clinical work is in liaison psychiatry with a special interest in neuropsychiatry and Huntington’s disease.
Liz worked for many years with people living with enduring mental health problems before training as a social worker. She then worked as a specialist social worker in dementia care, with a particular interest in the ways in which the condition is experienced by, and impacts upon, LGBT* people (also the topic of her PhD which was awarded in 2008).
Her principal focus, in both teaching and research, is on creative approaches to wellbeing, including using music as a healing intervention and empowering older people at risk of reduced wellbeing due to social isolation