Swansea Professor awarded Fellowship of the British Psychological Society

Professor Andrea Tales, personal chair in dementia research, has been awarded the BPS's highest honour in recognition of her significant contribution to the field of dementia research.

Prof. Tales, who holds a personal chair in Neuropsychology and Dementia Research in the Department of Psychology, has been made a Fellow of the British Psychological Society in recognition of her work in Dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Her work has helped to reveal that many aspects of brain function not routinely measured in clinical practice can be significantly abnormal in such disorders, thus improving our understanding of why an individual living with such a condition may have trouble interpreting their environment and interacting accordingly. Knowledge of such deficits also helps us to design more friendly and appropriate environments for individuals living with dementia.