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.