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Dr Jane Robertson


Dementia and Ageing Colin Bell Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Jane Robertson

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About me

Dr Jane Robertson is a Lecturer in Dementia Studies at the University of Stirling. Researching ageing, dementia and cancer care, her central interest is contributing to knowledge and innovation to improve the wellbeing of older people. Improving quality of life and quality of care for people affected by dementia is at the core of her teaching on the Dementia Studies programme.

She has experience on projects exploring health and wellbeing in the context of dementia and cancer. Jane completed a PhD at the University of Stirling using narrative 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.

Current Doctoral Students

Suzanne Croy - Living with a diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia: the experience of adjusting in everyday life

Lindsay Fitzpatrick - Management of confused people in hospitals: nursing perceptions across the pathway on how to deliver best care

Bernadette Keenan - The effect of the environment on the care of older people with dementia in acute general hospital settings

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

Doctoral Completions

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

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