Welcome to the Research Team
Here we are at a workshop at the Dementia Services Development Centre.
And here are some of the researchers you can see in the photo, alongside the Lead Investigators:
Research Project Support Officer, DSDC Bangor University
Teri is in the final weeks of completing her PhD in theatre at Bangor University. Her work has involved a provocative analysis of participation in contemporary theatre, with particular focus on therapeutic performances and the ethical considerations of audience interaction.
Teri hopes to further explore boundaries between theatre and therapy and uses of Immersive techniques in a health care setting in the future.
Research Associate, Arts for Health Manchester Metropolitan University
Katherine is a recently qualified clinical psychologist. She has worked in a Memory Assessment service using neuropsychological assessments to assess and diagnose dementias and has also worked with older adults therapeutically in an Older Adult Community Mental Health Team.
Her research prior to clinical training, at Manchester University and Lancaster University, focused on different aspects of mental health, including exploring the links between extreme mood states and creativity and the influence of engaging in art as part of a mental health recovery process.
Research Officer, CHEME Bangor University
Carys completed her PhD in quality of life measurement for carers of people with dementia in 2012. She then became a Research Officer at the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME).
Carys has worked on a number of projects closely focusing on dementia and aging. These include: a study of an e-learning package in care homes to help care planning for people with dementia, a cohort study of family carers of people with dementia living in the community, and a trial of self-management for people in the early stages of dementia.
Catrin Hedd Jones