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Isobel Evans
PhD student


Isobel Evans is a PhD student in the Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH). Isobel graduated from the University of Exeter with a first class honours degree in Psychology. Her final year project investigated the diagnostic accuracy of brief cognitive screening measures for dementia in primary care, supervised by Dr. David Llewellyn. Isobel has pursued her interest in cognition and dementia in later life in her PhD research, which is supervised by Professor Linda Clare, Dr David Llewellyn (University of Exeter) and Professor Carol Brayne (University of Cambridge). The aim of her PhD is to investigate social isolation and social engagement in later life, and to explore the associations with cognitive reserve and cognition. This work is supported by the CFAS (Cognitive Function and Ageing) Doctoral Training Centre, funded by the Alzheimer’s Society.

Broad research specialisms:

Cognitive function, cognitive reserve, cognitive assessment, dementia, ageing, social connectedness, mental health


BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Exeter (2014)
MSc Research Methods in Psychology, University of Birmingham (2015)


Contact details

AddressWashington Singer Laboratories
University of Exeter
Perry Road
Prince of Wales Road

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