Ageing and Dementia Research at Bangor University

We have an international reputation for interdisciplinary ageing and dementia research. Our work is situated within the global trend for longevity and international policy ambitions for healthy ageing, addressing major societal challenges around living as well as possible with chronic and degenerative health conditions.

We work closely with older people, people living with dementia and their carers, together with health and social care professionals to ensure our research will make a difference, improve the quality of care and inform policy and practice development.

We collaborate with colleagues in Europe through our membership of INTERDEM a European research network.

The Wales Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR), is a collaboration between Swansea, Bangor and Cardiff Universities. It is a world class research centre funded by the Welsh Government which aims to improve the lives of older people through an integration of research, policy and practice. It integrates multi-disciplinary activity and develops areas of expertise from biological, through psycho-social and environmental, to social policy in ageing and dementia.

  • Prof. Gill Windle, CADR Associate Director.
  • Dr. Diane Seddon, CADR work stream lead for social care.
  • Dr. Catrin Hedd Jones, CADR work stream lead for Dementia Supportive Communities.
  • Dr. Kat Algar-Skaife, CADR work-stream co-lead for the arts in health and social care.

The projects being led by our multidisciplinary research team and those to which we contribute can be categorised under four central themes