DSDC Staff

Jennifer Roberts

Research Officer

Tel: 01248 388346
E-mail: j.roberts@bangor.ac.uk



Jennifer Roberts works as a Research Officer at the Dementia Services Development centre (DSDC). She has worked on a number of projects including Lifestyle Matters for maintenance of health and wellbeing, Cognitive Function and Ageing Study (CFAS) Wales, ActifCareAlzheimer’s Europe, North Wales Dementia Network (Impact Acceleration project), Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR Wales) and ‘Creative Conversations’: an arts in health approach to embedding person-centred care and improving communication between care home staff and people living with dementia.

She is currently working on the Rare Dementia Support (RDS) Impact Study, a collaboration between UCL London, Bangor University and Nippissing University, exploring the impact of multicomponent support groups for people with rare forms of dementia.  

Jennifer obtained her MSc in Psychological Research in 2008, and her PhD in 2013 from Bangor University for which she researched language therapy in acquired aphasia in Welsh-English bilingual people subsequent to a stroke. Since then she has worked on several research projects at the University working with older populations including people who have had a stroke, people with dementia, care staff.  Jen has an interest in intervention-based research aiming to improve well-being in older adults.



Roberts, J.R.; Jones, C.H.; Windle, G.; the Caban Group. Knowledge Is Power: Utilizing Human-Centered Design Principles with People Living with Dementia to Co-Design a Resource and Share Knowledge with Peers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20, 6937. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20206937

Roberts, J.R., MacLeod, C.A., Hoare, Z. et al. Development of an item pool for a patient reported outcome measure of resilience for people living with dementia. J Patient Rep Outcomes 7, 96 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41687-023-00638-z

Gill Windle, Jennifer Roberts, Catherine MacLeod, Katherine Algar-Skaife, Mary Pat Sullivan, Emilie Brotherhood, Catrin Hedd Jones & Joshua Stott (2023) ‘I have never bounced back’: resilience and living with dementia, Aging & Mental Health, 27:12, 2355-2367, DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2023.2196248

Roberts, J., Windle, G., Story, A., Brotherhood, E., Camic, P., Crutch, S., . . . Grillo, A. (2023). Dementia in rural settings: A scoping review exploring the personal experiences of people with dementia and their carers. Ageing & Society, 1-30. DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X2300003X

Windle, G., Roberts, J., Sullivan, M. P. (2021). Rare dementia support in rural and remote areas. The Journal of Dementia Care, 29 (1), 26-28.

Brotherhood, E., Stott, J., Windle, G., Barker, S., Culley, S., Harding, E., Camic, P. M., Caulfield, M., Ezeofor, V., Hoare, Z., McKee-Jackson, R., Roberts, J., Sharp, R., Suarez-Gonzalez, A., Sullivan, M. P., Edwards, R. T., Walton, J., Waddington, C., Winrow, E., Crutch, S. J. (2019). Protocol for the Rare Dementia Support Impact Study: RDS Impact. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Chatters, R., Roberts, J., Mountain, G., Cook, S., Windle, G., Craig, C. & Sprange, K. (2017). The long-term (24-month) effect on health and well-being of the Lifestyle Matters community-based intervention in people aged 65 years and over: a qualitative study. BMJ Open. 7, 9.

Hughes, E., Roberts, J., Tainturier, M.J. (2012). Cross Linguistic Generalisation of Treatment in Welsh-English Bilingual Anomia. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 61, 304-306.

Leek, E. C., Schiemenz, S., Roberts, J. R., Wyn-Jones, E., Gathercole, V. C. M., Tainturier, M. J. (2007). Independent retrieval of number and grammatical gender in spoken language production. Brain and Language. (103) 63-65.

Mountain, G, Windle, G, Hind, D, Walters, S, Keertharuth, A, Chatters, R, Sprange, K, Craig, C, Cook, S, Lee, E, Chater, T, Woods, R, Newbould, L, Powell, L, Shortland, K & Roberts, J (2017). A preventative lifestyle intervention for older adults (lifestyle matters): a randomised controlled trial. Age and ageing, 1-8.

Roberts, J. R., & Tainturier, M. J. (2010). Cross-linguistic treatment generalisation in Welsh-English bilingual anomia. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 6, 262-263.

Roberts, J. R., & Windle, G. (2019). Evaluation of an intervention targeting loneliness and isolation for older people in North Wales. Perspectives in public health, 140(3), 153–161.

Tainturier, M. J., Roberts, J., & Leek, E. C. (2011). Do reading processes differ in transparent versus opaque orthographies? A study of acquired dyslexia in Welsh/English bilinguals. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 28(8), 546-563.

Tainturier, M-J., Roberts, J., & Roberts, D. (2011). Treating Sublexical Spelling in Bilingual Acquired Dysgraphia. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 23, 16-17.

Woods, B., Arosio, F., Diaz, A., Gove, D., Holmerová, I., Kinnaird, L., Mátlová, M., Okkonen, E., Possenti, M., Roberts, J. and Salmi, A., (2018). Timely diagnosis of dementia? Family carers' experiences in 5 European countries. International journal of geriatric psychiatry.