Nereide A. Curreri

Nereide A. Curreri 

Researcher at the Optentia Research Unit of North-West University South Africa

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Biography

Dr. Nereide Alhena Curreri is a gerontologist with special interests in integrated care, dementia care, and the global south.  She currently holds a position as extraordinary researcher at the Optentia Research Unit of North-West University South Africa, where she is co-PI of the RuComm-4-AgeWell project exploring the elements of communities that foster wellbeing in older adults in CESW Africa and Latin America.  Her experience includes integrating care through coordinating structural care home organisation, start-up of a dementia unit, providing geriatric care management, in Italy and the U.S.  Nereide earned a PhD in Dementia Studies from the University of Stirling, Scotland conducting in-field research on the integration of older adult services for families with dementia through a social network approach in 5 Central American countries, and an MSc in Gerontology from the Vrije University of Amsterdam, NL.  She collaborates on multinational, multilingual research studies and is author of recent publications.