Professor Bob Woods
Bangor Principal Investigator & Associate Director of CADR (01248) 383719
Associate Director, member of CADR Executive Board, Centre lead for Bangor and for co-ordinating CFAS Wales-related aspects of the Centre.
Lead for Work Package 5 (developing and evaluating interventions in dementia care). Bob will retire in July 2017. He will continue to contribute to CADR in an emeritus capacity until March 2018.
Bob has been a practising clinical psychologist working with older people since 1975, 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, Wales, where he is Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre Wales.
He has received awards from the Alzheimer’s Society (2004), the British Psychological Society (2006) and the US Hearthstone Foundation (2011) for his contribution to this field. He has published 11 books and over 160 journal articles and book chapters.
His research has involved the systematic development of evidence-based psycho-social 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, a member of Alzheimer Europe’s Expert Advisory Panel and a board member of INTERDEM, the European network on psycho-social research in dementia care. He served as academic lead for the dementia work-stream of the NHS Wales 1000 Lives plus quality improvement programme.