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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Harleen Rai is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow and a PhD candidate at the School of Medicine, University of Nottingham. She has obtained her BSc. in Psychology (2010-2013) and her MSc. in Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology (2013-2015) from VU University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She has clinical experience as a neuropsychologist in training while working with people with acquired brain injury. More recently, she interned and worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland where she contributed to the development of an online, worldwide tool for caregivers of people with dementia.
With her research, Harleen aims to develop an interactive touch screen tablet version of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) which can be used for people with dementia and their carers in the United… read more
With her research, Harleen aims to develop an interactive touch screen tablet version of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) which can be used for people with dementia and their carers in the United Kingdom. This will then be adapted for users in Spain and the Netherlands, according to the cultural contexts of these countries. Finally, the potential benefits of the developed and translated touch screen tablet version will be evaluated. CST is a brief, psychological treatment for people with mild to moderate dementia which has been shown to improve cognition and quality of life. Harleen's research is part of the INDUCT project (the Interdisciplinary Network for Dementia Using Current Technology - www.dementiainduct.eu)