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Jen Yates

Assistant Professor in Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Jen currently works in the Academic Unit of Mental Health and Clinical Neuroscience as an Assistant Professor in Mental Health providing education across the undergraduate Medicine course and several Applied Psychology postgraduate courses. Jen has worked at the University of Nottingham since 2014 as a postdoctoral researcher prior to becoming an Assistant Professor.

Teaching Summary

- Clinical Neuroscience and Psychiatry Homebase lead for UG Medicine Year 3 - Module convenor: MEDS3089 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods for Mental Health (UG Medicine Year 3) - Module… read more

Research Summary

Research interests include how health services are provided and used with a specific focus on services and conditions that affect older people, dementia, and mental health and wellbeing in later… read more

Recent Publications

  • WALKER, K, YATES, J, DENING, T, VOLLM, B, TOMLIN, J and GRIFFITHS, C, 2023. Quality of life, wellbeing, recovery, and progress for older forensic mental health patients: a qualitative investigation based on the perspectives of patients and staff International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. 18(1),
  • TOMLIN, JACK, WALKER, KATE, YATES, JEN, DENING, TOM, GOETHALS, KRIS, VOLLM, BIRGIT and GRIFFITHS, CHRIS, 2023. Care for older forensic mental health patients: A consensus guidance document. European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists. 1-31
  • MCGRATTAN, ANDREA M, PAKPAHAN, EDUWIN, SIERVO, MARIO, MOHAN, DEVI, REIDPATH, DANIEL D, PRINA, MATTHEW, ALLOTEY, PASCALE, ZHU, YUEPING, SHULIN, CHEN, YATES, JENNIFER, PADDICK, STELLA-MARIA, ROBINSON, LOUISE and STEPHAN, BLOSSOM C M, 2022. Risk of conversion from mild cognitive impairment to dementia in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Alzheimer's & dementia (New York, N. Y.). 8(1), e12267
  • DENING, TOM, BABER, WAQAAR, CHANG, MARYBETH and YATES, JEN, 2022. The struggle of apathy in dementia Aging and Mental Health. 26(10), 1909-1911

- Clinical Neuroscience and Psychiatry Homebase lead for UG Medicine Year 3 - Module convenor: MEDS3089 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods for Mental Health (UG Medicine Year 3) - Module convenor: PSTY4057 Qualitative Research Methods (PGT Applied Psychology) - Module contributor: Behavioural Sciences Topic (UG Medicine Years 1&2) - Module contributor: Communication Skills (UG Medicine Year 1)

Current Research

Research interests include how health services are provided and used with a specific focus on services and conditions that affect older people, dementia, and mental health and wellbeing in later life. The lived experience of mental health from a phenomenological approach, how people negotiate retirement, and wellbeing/mental health from implementation science and behavioural science perspectives are also topics of interest.

Co-Investigator: 'Older adult forensic mental health patients: defining barriers, facilitators and 'what works' to enable better quality of life, health and wellbeing, reduced risk, and lower levels of security' (ENHANCE; RfPB Programme Grant Reference Number PB-PG-1217-20028)

Past Research

Past research includes involvement in:

  • The Cognitive Function and Ageing Study Wales (CFAS Wales), a multicentre investigation into 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.
  • The EMAHSN funded stroke rehabilitation project explored the implementation of stroke services in a variety of service delivery models and geographic/demographic contexts.
  • The AQUEDUCT NIHR PGfAR study explored best practice in crisis care for people with dementia

Future Research

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.

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