Jen currently works in the Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology as an Assistant Professor in Mental Health. Jen has worked at the University of Nottingham since 2014, on an EMAHSN funded project exploring community stroke services in the East Midlands and an NIHR funded project Achieving Quality of Life in Dementia using Crisis Teams (Aqueduct). Jen has experience in both quantitative and qualitative methods.
Current research interests include factors that promote successful ageing and the prevention of cognitive problems in later life through epidemiological and qualitative explorations, how health… read more
OPDEBEECK, CAROL, YATES, JENNIFER ANN, KUDLICKA, ALEKSANDRA and MARTYR, ANTHONY, 2018. What are subjective cognitive difficulties and do they matter? Age and Ageing. afy148 YATES, J. A., CALRE, L. and WOODS, R. T., 2017. What is the Relationship between Health, Mood, and Mild Cognitive Impairment? Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 55, 1183–1193
YATES, L. A., YATES, J. A., ORRELL, M., SPECTOR, A. and WOODS, B., eds., 2017. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia: History, Evolution and Internationalism 1. Routledge.
Current research interests include factors that promote successful ageing and the prevention of cognitive problems in later life through epidemiological and qualitative explorations, how health services are provided and utilised, and how staff providing health and social care can be supported to enhance their practice.
Past research includes involvement in the Cognitive Function and Ageing Study Wales (CFAS Wales), a multicentre investigation into cognitive functioning in older people. This study, coupled with the MRC funded Cognitive Function and Ageing Study II, explored cognitive functioning, health and well-being on a large scale with a particular focus on the role of subjective memory complaints and their influence on mood and cognitive functioning. Additionally, through the EMAHSN funded stroke rehabilitation project, Jen developed a series of workshops to deliver to several teams across the region to enhance multidisciplinary working, investigated how data were used across the stroke care pathway, and assisted with the development of patient facing documents to aid navigation of the care pathway.
Invitations to collaborate in the areas outlined above are welcomed and postgraduate students wishing to pursue projects in these areas are encouraged to get in touch.