Dr Jemma Regan
Research Fellow / Lecturer in Dementia Research


I am leading on workstream 3 of the IDEAL-2 project. This focuses on people with advanced dementia living in residential care homes and the development, piloting and testing of a communications toolkit. The ultimate aim is to utilise the communications tool kit to collect data from the main IDEAL cohort at T5 and T6, and to make recommendations about how to improve the ability of people with dementia to live well through enhanced communication.

Broad research specialisms:

Underrepresented groups in dementia, such as BME communities; dementia and co-morbidity; the relationship of music, identity, emotion and memory; psycho-social interventions; advanced dementia and residential care; communication in dementia; complementary, alternative and holistic medicine.


PhD Dementia care access and experience for South Asians in the UK: The influence of Hindu, Sikh and Muslim religions

MSc Cognitive Neuropsychology (Memory and its Disorders)

PgCHPE (post graduate certificate in higher and professional education)

PgCRM (post graduate certificate in research methods)


Previously, I was employed as a Research Associate on the SENSE-Cog project (http://www.sense-cog.eu/) at the University of Manchester - a European, multi-site study investigating the impact of a sensory intervention on the quality of life of people with dementia and hearing / vision impairment. I led the field trial and development of the sensory intervention, in preparation for an RCT across five European sites.

Prior to that, I worked as a Lecturer / Study coordinator at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the PROMs in dementia project, exploring the use of DEMQOL-Proxy in 30 national residential care homes.


Contact details

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Tel+44 (0) 1392 723958
AddressSouth Cloisters
University of Exeter
St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road

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