Ian Davies-Abbott

Lecturer in Healthcare Sciences (Mental Health Nursing)


Tel: 01248 383179

Email: IanDaviesAbbott@bangor.ac.uk


Research Interests:

Ian Davies-Abbott has a clinical nursing background in dementia care. He has seventeen years of experience in mental health nursing, working in memory, community and inpatient services.

In his PhD he is exploring whether an Appreciative Inquiry based intervention can be used by people with dementia to influence the language of other groups in society to positively position people with dementia. Ian has a particular interest in how language constructs accepted realities that result in positive and negative social actions and how these realities can be challenged.

Ian is working with Public Health Wales to embed Dementia Care MappingTM in Welsh health services in line with the Welsh Dementia Action Plan.

In his lecturer role, Ian supports the delivery of the MSc in Dementia and dementia related education for undergraduate nurses at Bangor University.



Davies-Abbott, I., Page, S., Burgess, J. and Roberts, D. (2018) Healthcare guidelines on caring for transgender people with dementia. The Journal of Dementia Care 26 (6) 18-19

Page, S., Burgess, J., Davies-Abbott, I., Roberts, D., Phillips, M., Dear, K., Molderson, J., Sweeney, A. and Love. J (2018) Supporting Me To Be The Person I Want To Be. Understanding, reflecting and responding to transgender issues in dementia care – a reflective model for healthcare staff. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/documents/861/Supporting%20Me%20Transgender%20%20Dementia%20-%20final.pdf

Page, S., Rowett, R. and Davies-Abbott, I. (2017) Care to Talk? A framework for appreciative concerns about dementia – Innovative Practice. Dementia 16 (8) 1070-1074 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1471301216642900

Page, S., Davies-Abbott, I. and Phillips, M. (2016) Same map, different direction – Exploring new opportunities that dementia care mapping can offer to acute mental health admission wards for older people. Dementia OnlineFirst https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1471301216675677

Page, S., Burgess, J., Davies-Abbott, I., Roberts, D. and Molderson, J. (2016) Transgender, Mental Health, and Older People: An Appreciative Approach Towards Working Together. Issues in Mental Health Nursing 37 (12) 903-911 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01612840.2016.1233594

Page S., Davies-Abbott, I., Ingley, S. and Bee, P. (2014) ‘Rydym Eisiau Gwybod’ – the dementia diagnosis disclosure preferences of people in North Wales. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 30 (1) 108-110 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/gps.4203

Davies-Abbott, I. and MacDonald, K. (2012) Supporting relationships The Journal of Dementia Care 20 (5) 10-11