John Swinton is Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care and Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen. For more than a decade John worked as a registered mental health nurse. He also worked for a number of years as a hospital and community mental health Chaplain alongside of people with severe mental health challenges who were moving from the hospital into the community. He has published widely within the area of mental health, dementia, disability theology, spirituality and healthcare, qualitative research and pastoral care. John is the author of a number of monographs including Becoming Friends of Time: Disability, Timefullness and Gentle Discipleship. His book Dementia: Living in the memories of God for which he won the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Ramsey Prize for excellence in theological writing .(http://www.michaelramseyprize.org.uk/).