Emma Hooper has worked as an occupational therapist since 2000. She practiced clinically in older adult mental health services for 15 years and has a specialist interest in supporting people living with dementia and their care partners. This interest has shaped her research involvement in psychosocial intervention dementia trials, including as lead therapist on the European SENSE-Cog trial (www.sense-cog.eu). She completed a Masters in advanced occupational therapy in 2015 and is currently undertaking a PhD which is investigating factors that influence adherence to hearing aids in people living with comorbid dementia and hearing loss. Emma currently works as a Senior Lecturer and Occupational Therapy Programme Lead at the University of Cumbria.