Mrs Lisa Burrows

Mrs Lisa Burrows

Lecturer in Nursing (Mental Health) (Truro)

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)


PhD Applied Health Studies Student 


I am a registered mental health nurse specialising in dementia care. I have worked in both community and long-term settings and for the NHS and private sector. I have spent most of my career in Cornwall other than six months in New Zealand. In April 2015 I commenced a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) funded PhD through PenCLAHRC, as part of the Research Capacity in Dementia Care Programme (RCDCP).

The aim of my project is to explore the impact of memory cafes for people with dementia and their carers, using realist methodology. This has been inspired by my personal experience of co-developing and running a memory cafe in Cornwall. 


MSc Dementia Studies, University of Stirling, 2012 -2015

BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care,Cornwall College/Plymouth University, 2009-2011
FdSc Forensic Science, Cornwall College/Plymouth University, 2007-2009
Diploma in Higher Education - Nursing (Mental Health), Plymouth University, 1996-1999

Professional membership

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Additional information

I co-founded and remain actively involved in the running of a memory cafe in Cornwall. 

I am a dementia friends champion - Alzheimer's Society.