We are located on the Lutterworth College site accessed via Gate 4 on Greenacres Drive.

Contact us on 01455 55 04 16


The Academy for Dementia Research and Education Ltd

Lutterworth College Gate 4

Greenacres Drive


LE17 4EW


Professor Jackie Parkes

ADRE Director and Strategic Lead
07748 647192
Jackie is an experienced mental health nurse, and has worked in a broad range of mental health and learning disability settings prior to moving into Higher Education. She is the Director of the Northamptonshire Dementia Research & Innovation Centre at UoN, Chair of the Dementia-friendly Community of Practice, and lead for Public and Patient Involvement. Her subject specialisms are nursing and mental health research, with a particular focus on developing and implementing person- centred care pathways. She works extensively with local organisations to evaluate their provision of health and social care services, including community-based interventions for people living with dementia. Recently, she has become the Chair of the Northamptonshire Dementia Action Alliance and is a member of the Leicestershire Dementia Action Alliance. 
Jackie has also established four community-based social groups for people with dementia; the Forget-me-nots Social YOD Group, Qualified by Experience (QBE) for former carers, and the Post- diagnostic Support UnityDEM Centre in Northamptonshire and the Lutterworth Share & Care Group for people with dementia and their carers in South Leicestershire. She has a particular interest in young onset dementia, and is currently the Deputy Chair of Research at Young Dementia Network. She is also a member of the pan European Group InterDEM.

Jane Beaumont

ADRE Director and Project Manager
07986 610667
Jane was a secondary school teacher teaching locally for 17 years and was part of the team running The Enterprise Centre for Lutterworth College. She also ran the Community Computer Centre at the One Stop Shop, the home of voluntary and community organisations, for several years. She is now the Project Manager for The Academy for Dementia Research and Education Ltd and runs the gardening group for the Lutterworth Share & Care Group. She is trained in Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and leads the Brain Gym sessions for group members with early stage dementia and completed a Level 7 course in Advanced Dementia Care with the University of Northampton in 2019. 

She has been a leader for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme for many years and really loves camping (although she much prefers her camper van to a tiny tent these days). She is also a volunteer driver for Lutterworth Community Transport and a Dementia Champion.

Deb Tuke

ADRE Project Worker and Care Co-ordinator
07769 574401
Deb has worked in Lutterworth since 2007 as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant at Lutterworth College and also a member of the team at the Enterprise Centre. She supports our Brain Gym sessions and is trained in Cognitive Stimulation Therapy. She is co-ordinator for our Admiral Nurse service and the Carers Workshops.

Mandy Harvey

Lutterworth Share and Care Co-ordinator
07880 491487
Mandy has a background in care as both an experienced Registered Manager and a NVQ Assessor in Health and Social Care. Mandy supports the ADRE Brain Gym sessions and is the Co-ordinator for the Lutterworth Share and Care Group.
This role means that for people in Lutterworth and the surrounding villages she is the first point of contact for those enquiring about the Share and Care Group and responsible for its day to day running.
She has a NVQ Level 4 In Health and Social Care and CACHE Level 2 In the Principles of Dementia Care

Lee Reading

ADRE Project Worker and Coffee Shop Co-ordinator
07852 704317
Lee has been a carer for 3 years and is now supporting the Brain Gym sessions for ADRE. He is part of the At Home Service team and is trained in Cognitive Stimulation Therapy. He is an experienced chef and does the catering for the LSCG lunch clubs and the ADRE Community Cafe. He shares his home with 28 horses and is a qualified riding instructor.

Alison Stewart

ADRE Director and Northampton Co-ordinator
07971 267708
Alison is a mum of two and was an English teacher until she gave it up to support her Mum who has dementia. She has nearly always worked in an education setting and has been working alongside people living with dementia in Northampton since November 2018 including an internship at the Royal & Derngate theatre and Northampton Filmhouse. She is qualified in Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and is the ADRE co-ordinator for support in Northampton. She loves arts and crafts and a good cup of tea!

Katherine Jenkins

ADRE Music Facilitator
Katherine is a musician and music teacher who has 25 years of Secondary classroom music teaching experience at GCSE, BTEc and ‘A’level. She has also taught piano to all levels of ABRSM for 30 years. 

She has been using her skills in education and learning to develop a programme to support cognitive maintenance and enhancement for ADRE members who are living with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. She works particularly with individuals and small groups, focusing on Music in Mind, rhythm and pitch to stimulate focus, engagement and enjoyment. 

Singing is an all inclusive activity which most people enjoy and can take part in. She plans to establish a singing group and choir for ADRE using her many years of school choir experience in preparation and performance.
She is trained in Cognitive Stimulation Therapy.