Postgraduate Research Students






Hannah Jelley is a PhD student at Bangor University, her research project is entitled “Co-creating a resilience-building framework for people with dementia and their carers.” This PhD studentship is funded by The Wales School for Social Care Research. This important project uses a strengths based approach to identify positive strategies to empower people with dementia and support those caring for them when adapting to the experience of living with dementia.

Lia is a MRes student funded by KESS 2 and DementiaGo, Gwynedd Council.  Researching the impact of physical activity on residents’ quality of life in 3 Gwynedd council residential homes.  Project title: What is the impact of DementiaGo in residential homes for residents, relatives and staff?

Lia graduated with a first in BSc (Hons) Sport, Health and Exercise Science at Bangor university in 2018.  She attended Ysgol Glan y Môr, Pwllheli and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, Pwllheli

Sian Hughes is a third year PhD student at the Dementia Services Development Centre.

Sian’s PhD project focuses on the quality of life and human rights of individuals living with dementia, in care home settings. The project explores how the quality of life and human rights of residents living with advanced dementia in care homes can be maintained and promoted.  She is funded for three years by a Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship, which supports collaborative research with company partners Fairways care and the Drapers.

I’m Mirain Llwyd Roberts from Llangwm near Bala! I graduated with a degree in Psychology here at Bangor before working at the Undeb (student’s union) as a Sabbatical Officer for a year.

I’m currently doing a Master’s in Research in partnership with Cyngor Gwynedd and funded by Kess II, looking into how to implement intergenerational programmes.

In my free time I like to read and write creative stories and I also sing in a choir.

Bob Friedrich is an Episcopal priest from the USA working a PhD case study analysis of the Dementia Friendly Church movement in England and Wales. 

“My wife and I have loved North Wales for 20 years and are so enjoying living here while working for the Church in Wales Diocese of St. Asaph as Dementia Support Officer.”