Zena Aldridge, NIHR
Zena Aldridge
Social care nurse fellow

Zena joined the NIHR Nursing and Midwifery Office as a Social Care Nurse Fellow in 2023.Her career in health and social care has spanned across four decades, initially in domiciliary care and as a nursing auxiliary in acute, community and social care settings, before undertaking my nurse training in 2003. Zena qualified as a mental health nurse at the University of East Anglia in 2003 and has spent much of her career working in a variety of non-NHS settings. She completed a master's degree in Mental Health at the UEA in 2013. More recently she undertook doctoral studies at De Montfort University and completed her my PhD in 2022 with a thesis titled “Relationships, morality and emotion: Their impact and influence on nursing home staff decision-making when a resident with advanced dementia deteriorates”.