Jennifer Roberts works as a Research Project Support Officer for CADR at Bangor University, and is currently supporting activity under work packages based in Bangor, as well as the Involvement and Engagement Group. She has worked on a number of projects at the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC Wales) including Lifestyle Matters for maintenance of health and wellbeing, Cognitive Function and Ageing Study (CFAS) Wales, ActifCare, Alzheimer’s Europe, and the North Wales Dementia Network (Impact Acceleration project), and most recently ‘Creative Conversations’ study: an arts in health approach to embedding person-centred care and improving communication between care home staff and people living with dementia.
Jennifer obtained her MSc in Psychological Research in 2008, and her PhD in 2013 from Bangor University for which she researched language therapy in acquired aphasia in Welsh-English bilingual people subsequent to a stroke. Since then she has worked on several research projects at the University working with older populations including people who have had a stroke and people living with dementia. Jen has an interest in intervention-based research aiming to improve well-being in older adults.