Title: Assistant Professor in Mental Health
Department: Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Location: Institute of Mental Health
Research Interests: Factors promoting successful ageing; Prevention of cognitive problems in later life; How health services are provided and utilised
Biography: Jen currently works in the Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology as an Assistant Professor in Mental Health. Jen has worked at the University of Nottingham since 2014, on an EMAHSN funded project exploring community stroke services in the East Midlands and an NIHR funded project Achieving Quality of Life in Dementia using Crisis Teams (Aqueduct). Jen has experience in both quantitative and qualitative methods.
Past research includes involvement in the Cognitive Function and Ageing Study Wales (CFAS Wales), a multicentre investigation into cognitive functioning in older people. This study, coupled with the MRC funded Cognitive Function and Ageing Study II, explored cognitive functioning, health and well-being on a large scale with a particular focus on the role of subjective memory complaints and their influence on mood and cognitive functioning. Additionally, through the EMAHSN funded stroke rehabilitation project, Jen developed a series of workshops to deliver to several teams across the region to enhance multidisciplinary working, investigated how data were used across the stroke care pathway, and assisted with the development of patient facing documents to aid navigation of the care pathway.
- Development of an evidence-based best practice model for teams managing crisis in dementia: Protocol for a qualitative study, 2021
- Conceptualizing dementia crisis and preferences for resolution: A public perspective, 2020
- Developing a model of best practice for teams managing crisis in people with dementia: a consensus approach, 2020
- What are subjective cognitive difficulties and do they matter?, 2018
- Cognitive stimulation therapy for dementia: History, evolution and internationalism, 2017
- "You've got a friend in me": Can social networks mediate the relationship between mood and MCI?, 2017
- A scoping review of crisis teams managing dementia in older people, 2017
- What is the relationship between health, mood, and mild cognitive impairment?, 2016