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Lesley Palmer

Ms Lesley Palmer is the Chief Architect for the Dementia Services Development Centre and co-founder of Iridis - a digital technology & built environment research team at the University of Stirling.

With over 14 years of professional practice experience, Lesley is an experienced architect and a confident leader of cross disciplinary design teams. She has extensive experience of working closely with housing as­sociations, communities, charitable bodies and third sector organisations, helping them realise their capital design projects; advising on funding, procurement and construction processes. L

Lesley leads the DSDC Dementia Design Team, which offer dementia consultancy services in architecture & design, design training and advising clients throughout their build project on the importance of and practi­cal application of dementia design principles. Her team work globally with projects in Japan, India, Austral­ia, America , Europe and the UK.

In addition to architectural practice, Lesley is the founder of INCH Architecture & Design, a social enter­prise architecture practice with an emphasis on evidence based design.

Lesley previously held the position of Studio Director for the BSc Honours year at the Department of Archi­tecture, University of Strathclyde. and has been a guest critic at several acclaimed schools of architecture including; Bauhaus Weimar, University of Westminster and Glasgow School of Art.

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Dementia Services Development Centre, Stirling University

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