Dr Jane Robertson is Programme Director for Dementia Studies and Head of the Dementia Subject Group at the University of Stirling. Improving quality of life and quality of care is at the core of her research and teaching. Researching ageing and dementia, Jane's central interest is contributing to knowledge and innovation to improve the well-being of older people.
Jane completed a PhD at the University of Stirling using narrative methods to explore perspectives on quality of life with dementia. She also holds an MSc in Applied Social Research from Stirling and an MA in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh.
She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Supervising doctoral students in the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, Jane is happy to connect with potential new students and collaborators in the field of ageing and dementia.
Current Doctoral Students
Lindsay Fitzpatrick - Management of confused people in hospitals: nursing perceptions across the pathway on how to deliver best care
Suzanne Gray - Living with a diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia: the experience of adjusting in everyday life
Bernadette Keenan - The effect of the environment on the care of older people with dementia in acute general hospital settings
Angela Pusram - An exploratory study investigating the barriers and opportunities to mindfulness practice in dementia-diagnosis
Laura Reynolds - Care home band: creation and evaluation of music initiative in care homes for people with dementia, care staff and the community
Rayne Stroebel - Deconstructing Western codes of understanding dementia within an African indigenous context
Angelika Welzel-Connolly - Resilience in dementia: learning from Japanese experiences of how people with dementia and their carers adapt collectively to changing environments
Rosalie Ashworth - Experiences of early and late-onset Alzheimer's disease: perceptions of stigma and future outlook
Emma Law - Research in care homes: issues of participation and citizenship