Adelina Comas-Herrera is co-lead of the Strengthening Responses to Dementia in Developing Countries (STRiDE) project, a multi-national research project funded by the Research Councils UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund involving Brazil, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, and South Africa. The project aims to build capacity to generate research to support the development of policy responses to dementia.
Her main research interests are economic aspects of care, treatment and support of people with dementia, and long-term care financing, in the UK and globally. She has extensive experience on developing simulation models of the future resources required to address long-term care needs and needs arising from dementia.
She has a background in Economics (BA and MSc, Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and is currently Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
She was a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Guideline Development Group for Risk reduction guidelines for cognitive decline and dementia and is currently a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank’s ageing and long-term care programme. She has previously consulted for the World Health Organisation’s Department of Ageing and Life Course, preparing a country self-assessment tool for long-term care and was a co-author of the World Alzheimer Report 2016.