Ms Laura Cole

School: Centre for Health and Social Care Research

Job Title: Honorary Research Associate


Phone: 020 8725 3867


Laura is an honorary research associate and PhD student, completing work with Professor Vari Drennan on the NIHR EVIDEM-C, a study that investigated continence and incontinence management in people with dementia who live at home with their carers.


Academic and professional qualifications

  • MSc, Health Psychology
  • BSc(Hons), Psychology

Professional experience

  • 2013 - present
    Honorary Research Associate, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 2008 - 2013
    Research Associate , Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 2006 - 2008
    Research Worker (Adult Mental Health) - Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London - Health Service & Population Research Department,

Research interests

Dementia care; older people; adult mental health; care relationships; service user perspectives and experiences.


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Cole, Laura and Drennan, Vari (2017) Living with incontinence : the experience of people with dementia. Dementia, ISSN (print) 1471-3012 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Drennan, Vari M., Greenwood, Nan and Cole, Laura (2014) Continence care for people with dementia at home. Nursing Times, 110(9), p. 19. ISSN (print) 0954-7762

Drennan, Vari M, Greenwood, Nan, Cole, Laura, Fader, Mandy, Grant, Robert, Rait, Greta and Iliffe, Steve (2012) Conservative interventions for incontinence in people with dementia or cognitive impairment, living at home: a systematic review. BMC Geriatrics, 12(1), p. 77. ISSN (online) 1471-2318

Drennan, Vari M, Cole, Laura and Iliffe, Steve (2011) A taboo within a stigma? A qualitative study of managing incontinence with people with dementia living at home. BMC Geriatrics, 11(1), p. 75. ISSN (online) 1471-2318

Cole, Laura (2011) Book Review of: 'When a family member has dementia: steps to becoming a resilient caregiver', by Susan M. McCurry. Dementia, 10(2), p. 272. ISSN (print) 1471-3012

Lawlor, Caroline, Johnson, Sonia, Cole, Laura and Howard, Louise M. (2010) Ethnic variations in pathways to acute care and compulsory detention for women experiencing a mental health crisis. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, pp. 1-13. ISSN (print) 0020-7640

Manthorpe, J., Iliffe, S., Samsi, K., Cole, L., Goodman, C., Drennan, V. and Warner, J. (2010) Dementia, dignity and quality of life: nursing practice and its dilemmas. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 5(3), pp. 235-244. ISSN (print) 1748-3735

Howard, L, Flach, C, Leese, M, Byford, S, Killaspy, H, Cole, L, Lawlor, C, Betts, J, Sharac, J, Cutting, P, McNicholas, S and Johnson, S (2010) Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of admissions to women's crisis houses compared with traditional psychiatric wards: pilot patient-preference randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry, 197(s53), s32-s40. ISSN (print) 0007-1250

Drennan, Vari and Cole, Laura (2009) Dealing with incontinence. Living with dementia, Decemb(2009/201), pp. 14-15.

Howard, Louise, Leese, Morven, Byford, Sarah, Killaspy, Helen, Cole, Laura, Lawlor, Caroline and Johnson, Sonia (2009) Methodological challenges in evaluating the effectiveness of women's crisis houses compared with psychiatric wards; findings from a pilot patient preference RCT. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 197(10), pp. 722-777. ISSN (print) 0022-3018

Drennan, Vari and Cole, Laura (2009) Promoting continence and managing incontinence with people with dementia living at home: one more challenge for integration. Journal of Integrated Care, 17(1), pp. 15-25. ISSN (print) 1476-9018

Howard, Louise M., Rigon, Elena, Cole, Laura, Lawlor, Caroline and Johnson, Sonia (2008) Admission to women's crisis houses or to psychiatric wards: women's pathways to admission. Psychiatric Services, 59(12), pp. 1443-1449. ISSN (print) 1075-2730

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