Project Description

BobWoods3Prof. Bob Woods has been a practising clinical psychologist working with older people for 40 years, training and working initially in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Subsequently he combined extensive clinical work with older people with academic appointments at the Institute of Psychiatry, London and University College London. Since 1996, he has been Professor of Clinical Psychology of Older People at Bangor University. He is Director of NEURODEM Cymru, the dementias and neurodegenerative diseases research network for Wales and co-Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre Wales. He has published 11 books and over 160 journal articles and book chapters. His research has involved the systematic development of evidence-based psychosocial interventions for people with dementia and their care-givers, including cognitive stimulation and reminiscence approaches and he leads a major epidemiological study of cognitive impairment in Wales. He is an Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador, and a member of the Medical & Scientific Advisory Committees for Alzheimer Europe and Alzheimer’s Disease International.

Hannah photo2Hannah Jelley is a researcher for the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) Wales at Bangor University. She has a particular interest in projects aiming to improve the care and wellbeing of people with dementia. Her research endeavors and involvement in dementia care training has led her to work closely with people with dementia, their relatives and care staff for several years. Hannah has contributed to a number of multi-centre research projects delivering healthcare interventions, developing measures and carer training that focus on improving quality of life for people with dementia. Hannah will be working on the ACTIFCare project as part of the UK research team who are leading the cohort study.



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Prof. Bob Woods

Ardudwy, Normal Site, Holyhead Road, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2PZ
Tel: +44 12 48383719



OrrellpicCProfessor Martin Orrell, FRCPsych PhD is Director of the Institute of Mental Health, a partnership between the University of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Until February 2015 he was Professor of Ageing and Mental Health at University College London and Director of Research and Development at North East London Foundation Trust. He is a Visiting Professor at City University and Honorary Professor at the University of Liverpool. He is Chair of the Memory Services National Accreditation Panel (MSNAP) and a member of the Prime Ministers Challenge on Dementia Research Group. He has been awarded 5 major dementia grants totalling £11 million on psychosocial interventions for dementia care and is co-applicant on a further £9 million. He has published over 200 academic papers. He is a Board member of both INTERDEM and the International Psychogeriatric Association. In 2014 he was elected President of the European Association of Geriatric Psychiatry. He is Editor of the journal Aging & Mental Health.


Prof. Martin Orrell

The Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham Innovation Park, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2TU, UK
Tel: +44 115 7484323 /+44 7920 708073


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This project is supported locally by funding from Economic and Social Research Council, ESRC, under the aegis of JPND (