I am a research fellow with an interest in: (i) The characterisation of subjective cognitive impairment (SCI): visual attention related processing, memory, anxiety, depression, personality and quality of life; (ii) The care pathways for people with SCI: the impact on the person, the health service and what can be done to improve it; (iii) The use of mobile technology for testing older adults cognitive functioning: design and usability of digital devices, the monitoring of cognitive functioning, and creative collaborative working.

For more information please see my Research Gate page or Personal Website.

Areas of Expertise

  • Neuropsychology
  • Subjective Cognitive Impairment
  • Ageing and Gerontology
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Visual Attention Related Processing

Publications

  1. & Administering Cognitive Tests Through Touch Screen Tablet Devices: Potential Issues. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 54(3), 1169-1182.
  2. & Attitudes towards Attention and Aging:What Differences between Younger and Older Adults Tell Us about Mobile Technology Design. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction 8(2), 47-68.
  3. & Self-reported memory complaints: Implications from a longitudinal cohort with autopsies. Neurology 84(23), 2384-2384.
  4. & Are We Ready? The Construct of Subjective Cognitive Impairment and its Utilization in Clinical Practice: A Preliminary UK-Based Service Evaluation. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 48(s1), S25-S31.
  5. & Using Motivational Interviewing as the basis for a peer support programme in high school. Pastoral Care in Education 31(1), 66-78.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • College Champion for the Swansea Science Festival

    2017 - Present

  • Representative - College of Human and Health Sciences research staff working group

    2017 - Present

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2014 2016 PhD Student Department of Psychology, Swansea University
2013 2014 South Wales Site Coordinator Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University
2012 2013 Research Associate School of Medical Education, Cardiff University
2012 2013 Research Assistant MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Cardiff University
2012 2013 Research Associate School of Medical Education, Cardiff University
2011 2012 Research Officer Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) NHS Trust
2009 2011 Assistant Psychologist and PMHW CAMHS, Cwm Taf Local Health Board

External Responsibilities

Key Grants and Projects

  • Characterising Subjective Cognitive Impairment 2017 - 2019

    BRACE -Alzheimer’s Research (Bristol), with Professor Andrea Tales and Dr Jeremy Tree

Research Groups

  • Psychology Dementia Research Group

    The Psychology Department Dementia Research Group is composed of staff and PhD students actively engaged in a wide range of research investigating subjective cognitive decline, mild cognitive impairment and various aetiologies of dementia