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Professor Andrea Tales

Personal Chair, Public Health

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602567

Email address

Office (CADR) - 211
Second Floor
Talbot Building
Singleton Campus


Professor Andrea Tales holds a Personal Chair in Neuropsychology and Dementia Research and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Andrea is the Director of the Centre for Innovative Ageing (CIA), the Director of The Awen Institute, and Co-Director of the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR). Andrea has published extensively in peer reviewed Journals, runs an extensive ageing and dementia-related research network and has successfully supervised many PhD students. She is a member of the Alzheimer’s Society’s Biomedical Grant Advisory Board and is on the Associate Editor’s Board of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Cognitive impairment – mild and subjective
  • Alzheimer's disease & Vascular Cognitive Impairment/dementia
  • Ageing
  • Visual attention
  • Methodology
  • Reaction time
  • Intra-individual variability

Career Highlights


Andrea's research interests include: 

  • Improvement in the characterisation of vascular cognitive Impairment and vascular dementia. 
  • The identification of behaviourally-relevant visual and visual attention dysfunction in individuals living with mild and subjective cognitive impairment and dementia. 
  • The use mobile technology and wearables to monitor function and welfare in individuals living with dementia. 
  • The promotion of the use of ‘clinically-relevant and valid’ methodology in the study of dementia and related disorders.  
  • The study of fundamental (pre-attentive) visual and auditory processing using EEG (visual evoked potentials) and other imaging techniques in healthy ageing, mild cognitive impairment, Vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and head injury.
  • The investigation of the effects of individual differences and variability over a given task, with respect to cognition and visual attention-related processing.
  • The relationship between sleep and cognitive function..
Tales, A., Bayer, T. 2014 Practical Tips for Researchers: Older adults with mild cognitive impairment & dementia Swansea University