Chantel Cox

Dr Chantel Cox

  • ccox at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing
  • Bournemouth Gateway Building BG410, St Pauls Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 8GP
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Chantel has over 20 years of experience in healthcare and nursing. She has a passion for humanised practice both clinically and within education practice. Clinically, Chantel has a specialist interest in neurodegenerative diseases, in particular dementia and Parkinson’s disease. She currently runs the Living Well with Dementia continuing professional development unit which supports practitioners with the latest best practice in dementia care.

Chantel’s research interests center around the construction if identity, relationships, and rehabilitation. She is part of the leadership team for the Ageing and Dementia Research Centre at BU as well as a member of the Oxford NHS Research Ethics Committee. She is currently working on various research projects including DIALOR (Digital health coaching for older people with frailty in Wessex), dementia care in south Asian communities and supporting those caring for a parent with digital technology. Additionally, she is a PhD supervisor to four students, developing projects that cross faculties and will bring new knowledge to current understanding...


Journal Articles

  • Sait, M.I. et al., 2024. DIALOR (DIgitAL cOaching for fRailty): Protocol for a single-arm mixed-methods feasibility study of a digital health coaching intervention for older people with frailty in primary care. BMJ Open, 14 (5).
  • Muñoz Venturelli, P. et al., 2019. Impact of Evidence-Based Stroke Care on Patient Outcomes: A Multilevel Analysis of an International Study. J Am Heart Assoc, 8 (13), e012640.
  • Al-Shahi Salman, R. et al., 2018. The REstart or STop Antithrombotics Randomised Trial (RESTART) after stroke due to intracerebral haemorrhage: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 19 (1).
  • Cox, C. and Vassallo, M., 2015. Fear of falling assessments in older people with dementia. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 25 (2), 98-106.
  • Cox, C. and Vassallo, M., 2015. Fear of falling assessments in older people with dementia. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology.
  • Parker, H., Farrell, M., Ryder, A., Fernley, K., Cox, C., Farasat, H. and Hewitt-Taylor, J., 2014. Family-focused children's end of life care in hospital and at home. Nursing children and young people, 26 (6), 35-39.


  • Cox, C., Ellis-Hill, C., Board, M. and Vassallo, M., 2018. IDENtiFy Study: supporting the identity needs of frail older people. In: 2nd National Conference Assessment and Management of the Frail Older Person:in Secondary Care 3 October 2018 London, UK.
  • Cox, C., Ellis-Hill, C., Board, M. and Vassallo, M., 2018. “All the bright colours, I’ve never seen anything like that before. It makes you happy, cheers you up.”: exploration of the physical environment and positive sense of self in frailty. In: British Society of Gerontology 47th Annual Conference - Ageing in an Unequal World: Shaping Environments for the 21st Century. 4-6 July 2018 Manchester, UK.
  • Cox, C., Ellis-Hill, C., Board, M. and Vassallo, M., 2018. Constructs of a ‘frail identity’ within a Day Hospital setting. In: International Conference of frailty and Sarcopenia Research 27th Feb – 4th March ) 27 February-4 March 2018 Miami USA.
  • Cox, C., Ellis-Hill, C., Board, M. and Vassalo, M., 2017. The aging 'frail' identity: creating positive identities with older people with frailty in a day hospital setting. In: BSG 2017 Annual Conference 5-7 July 2017 Swansea University, Swansea.


  • Cox, C., 2020. Walking the frailty tightrope: exploring the construction of identity in older people with frailty within an NHS Day Hospital. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.

PhD Students

  • Barbara Pope. How do Spouses Experience Living Alone after their Partner with Dementia moves into a Care Home?, (In progress)
  • Helen Aldridge. Exploring healthcare professionals' attitudes and beliefs in caring for individuals with spinal cord injury requiring life-long invasive mechanical ventilation: determinants of life satisfaction and meaningfulness, or what makes life worth living?, (In progress)
  • Victoria Goldenberg. Wayfinding in Hospitals

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Living well with Dementia

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Acute and long term health challenges
  • Improving safety and quality of care


  • Understanding the construction of identity in older people living with fraily (Bournemouth University, University Hospital Dorset, 19 Sep 2016). Completed
  • Pre-doctural bridging funds (Health Education England, 09 Dec 2014). Completed
  • NIHR funded MReS (NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) programme, 19 Sep 2013). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • Health Research Authority, Expert panel member NHS Ethics

Internal Responsibilities

  • Deputy lead, Curriculum review

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • Journal of Clinical Nursing, 01 Jun 2022


  • PhD in Frailty and rehabilitation (2021)
  • MReS in Clinical Research (2014)
  • BSc (Hons) in Clinical Nursing (2005)