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Dr. Jane M. Mullins is a Dementia Nurse Consultant who is currently a Research Assistant at CADR. Her experience includes Research Nursing at the Memory Clinics of Bath & Cardiff, caring for people living with dementia in Hospitals and managing a Care Home. She has also lectured on the Masters in Ageing Studies programme and Long Term and Chronic Conditions at Swansea University and Health & Social Care at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Her research experience includes qualitative and quantitative studies with people living with epilepsy and autoimmune disease. Her PhD – A Suitcase of Memories, a sensory ethnography of dementia and tourism with older people included multisensory ways of communicating and connecting with people living with moderate dementia. She has also authored Finding the Light in Dementia, a Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers.

Areas of Expertise

  • Dementia and communication
  • Qualitative research
  • Sensory ethnography
  • nursing

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Research Assistant - Centre for Ageing & Dementia Research

    2018 - 2018

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
January 2011 January 2015 Lecturer, Health & Social Care, School of health Cardiff Metropolitan University
January 2011 January 2012 Lecturer/Researcher, College of Human and Health Sciences Swansea University
January 2009 January 2010 Epilepsy Research Manager Cardiff & Vale NHS/Cardiff University
January 2003 January 2006 Research Nurse, Autoimmune disease Cardiff & Vale NHS/Cardiff University
January 2000 January 2003 Dementia Research Nurse Specialist Cardiff & Vale NHS/Cardiff University
January 1997 January 2000 Dementia Research Nurse Research Institute For the Care of Older People
January 1996 January 1997 Staff Nurse, Coronary Care East Gloucestershire NHS Trust
January 1992 January 1996 Relief Staff Nurse/Acting Manager Langland Manor Nursing Home, Swansea

Research Groups


    Arts & Design


    Research & older people


    Dementia and Arts