Corrina Grimes, RD, MSc
We need to ensure that those who are living with dementia have their quality of life optimized through a palliative care approach.
Corrina is Head of Business Change at Encompass Northern Ireland, a health and social care system initiative that introduces a digital, integrated care record to Northern Ireland. During COVID-19 she's been redeployed to the Department of Health for Northern Ireland to support in the areas of workforce and palliative and end of life care.
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To reduce the scale and impact of dementia, Corrina believes we need to ensure that those who are living with dementia and those important to that person have their quality of life optimized through a palliative care approach.
Corrina is working to ensure that from policy to practice, the palliative and end of life care needs of those with dementia are identified and addressed.
As an Atlantic Fellow, she's increased the efficiency of how research is translated into policy and practice. Recently she's been invited to act as a research supervisor for the Department of Health in Northern Health and Ulster University.
It has been recognized the need for a palliative care approach for those living with dementia, and those important to them (carers).
Corrina Grimes received her undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition with Dietetics from University of Ulster and received her master’s degree in Interpersonal Health and Social Care Management from Queens University, Belfast. Corrina worked as a clinical dietitian across specialties, including palliative care, and was employed as an Allied Health Professions Consultant within the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland from 2010 until 2019. In 2015, she completed the Project ECHO Training Program at the University of New Mexico, New Mexico. In 2019, Corrina was appointed Head of Business Change , in encompass, which is a Health and Social Care digital transformation programme. In early 2020, Corrina has been redeployed to support COVid-19 in the Department of Health and most recently leading a palliative care project.