Amy is a Research Assistant within the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR)/Centre for Innovative Ageing (CIA). This position followed the completion of her PhD in Gerontology & Ageing Studies, in September 2019. Her PhD explored the process of driving cessation in later life, amongst older adults and their informal support network members. Amy’s current role as a Research Assistant covers a number of CADR work packages, including; Environments of ageing, psychosocial aspects of ageing, and working in later life. She is also involved with the involvement and engagement strand of CADR.
Prior to embarking on her PhD, Amy completed her BSc in Social Policy & Criminology, and MSc in Gerontology & Ageing Studies, both at Swansea University. Alongside her studies, Amy previously worked for the Department for Work and Pensions, as a State Pension Advisor, changing to a Bereavement Officer in the latter part of her employment.
Additionally, she has undertaken voluntary work experience with the Royal Voluntary Service and the Stroke Association. Both positions were related to older adults, with the aim of ensuring each individual who came into contact with both organisations was able to live a successful later life, whilst considering their specific needs & circumstances. More recently, Amy has provided more informal voluntary roles, supporting two older people within her local community, who are living with dementia.