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MRes scholarships available at Bangor University

MRes scholarships available at Bangor University

13th June, 2018

The School of Healthcare Sciences at Bangor University is currently working with Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships to offer multiple MRes scholarships.

The following three scholarships are under the supervision of Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR) researchers Gill Windle, Kat Algar-Skaife, Catrin Hedd Jones, Lynne Williams and Diane Seddon:

What is the impact of DementiaGo in residential homes for residents, relatives and staff?

DementiaGo physical activity and community support programme is for people living with dementia and their carers. The DementiaGo team are currently working with care staff in Gwynedd County Council residential homes to bring movement into everyday life and therefore increase the physical activity of residents. This studentship will investigate the impact of DementiaGo in a residential home setting for residents, relatives and staff.

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Implementation of intergenerational care: evaluating the factors that facilitate and hinder the adoption and sustainability of an intergenerational programme in a community setting

There is growing interest in the benefits for both children and older adults in taking part in opportunities for shared meaningful activities following the recent success of the series created in Bangor University (Hen Blant Bach- S4C / Toddlers take on Dementia-BBC Wales). There is a long tradition of primary school children joining adults to take part in activities but they tend to be sporadic and there is a lack of research on the sustainability of such programmes within communities. This research will be in partnership with Gwynedd council and the successful applicant will work alongside the ‘Bridging the Generations’ officer to evaluate opportunities for children in Primary schools to develop a programme of activities with older adults in their local care homes and extra supported housing in Gwynedd.

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The application of Systems Thinking Approaches to the development of integrated care services for adults with complex care needs: a systematic review

The project explores the complexities and dynamics of integrated care provision, with a particular focus on the application of Systems Thinking Approaches to underpin future service organisation and delivery models. Conducted in partnership with Gwynedd Local Authority the project will explore innovative, integrated approaches to supporting vulnerable adults. It involves: A systematic review of the existing evidence on Systems Thinking Approaches and their potential utility in informing service provision. A knowledge exchange workshop, which brings together key stakeholders to share and discuss the research findings and identify how the findings could be implemented into future practice.

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