Kellyn gained her BSc (Hons) Psychology degree from the University of Portsmouth following a career in local government and with Hampshire Constabulary. After her degree, she remained at the University of Portsmouth to work on various ageing and dementia projects whilst completing her funded Masters in Research Science and a diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. She moved to the University of Southampton in 2015 to undertake a funded PhD that explored risk enablement in care homes.
Kellyn has set up sustainable community groups for people with dementia and their carers. She is the founder of Wiser Health and Social Care, a non-profit that takes research into the public domain to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers (informal and formal). Kellyn has developed a new approach to dementia care called Material Citizenship, which recently featured in the national press. She is also a Chartered Psychologist, running a private practice as an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy coach alongside her academic research work. She is a project officer for NIHR ENRICH and a trustee of Brendoncare.
Kellyn will be working on the Visit-id project hosted by CPEC until December 2021.