Dr Sharon Nelis
Senior Research Fellow/Project Manager

Research

Research interests

Part of the Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH) at Exeter (www.exeter.ac.uk/psychology/reach) research interests include maintaining cognitive health in later life and living well with cognitive decline.

Research interests include:

  • Awareness in Alzheimer’s disease/dementia
  • Living well with dementia.
  • Memory functioning and performance of older adults.
  • Mental health in later life.
  • Attachment representations and social networks across the lifespan.

Research projects

Improving the experience of dementia and enhancing active life: the IDEAL study (www.idealproject.org.uk).

Grants/Funding:

Clare, L., Jones, I.R., Victor, C., Pickett, J., Knapp, M., Jones, R.W., Kopelman, M., Morris, R., Rusted, J., Savitch, N., Martyr, A., Nelis, S.M., Quinn, C., Hindle, J.V., & Thom. J. 2014-2018. Living well with dementia. ESRC/NIHR.

Nelis, S.M., Clare, L. & Whitaker, C. 2010-2011: Implications of attachment relationships for the social and emotional well-being of older people, people with dementia, and family caregivers. ESRC Small Grant.

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