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Auckland, New Zealand

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Auckland, New Zealand

The first two weeks of my Winston Churchill Fellowship have flown past! I have finished my time in Auckland, which has been so full, interesting and developed my thinking regarding dementia within the prison setting and the importance of understand a prisoner's culture.

My meetings included colleagues at both the University of Auckland, and Auckland University of Technology: Dr Julia Slark and Professor Stephen Neville.


I have the opportunity to visit the war museum and learn about the history of New Zealand and colonization, and the Treaty of Waitangi, and the customs of the Maori. Within the museum there is an opportunity to enter a Maori meeting house and the beautiful carvings.


  One of the main objectives of my Winston Churchill Fellowship is to understand how prisons support people with dementia, and I was fortunate enough to be able to speak to the heads of healthcare across correctional facilities in Auckland and visit Auckland South Corrections Facil…

Winston Churchill Fellowship begins...

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Winston Churchill Fellowship begins...

I can't believe after months of planning and excitement, I am now on my fellowship. I have flown from Heathrow to Auckland to explore the work happening in prisons here to support prisoners with dementia.

First stop University of Auckland and a discussion with their health academic staff on dementia and the work being completed more widely and with offenders.

Great chat, and very excited to be visiting a correctional facility tomorrow!

Thank you to Dr Julia Slark for hosting and organizing this event.