Professor Linda Clare
She is the lead researcher on the MIDAS project. Her research interests are in the clinical psychology of later life and dementia encompassing neuropsychology and cognitive rehabilitation, awareness and anosognosia, and the phenomenology of subjective experience and interaction in the context of disability and illness. A central element within this research programme is the challenge of attempting to integrate biological and psychosocial levels of explanation and thus enrich both theoretical understanding and practical clinical application. She is a chartered clinical psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist, and work closely with the North West Wales NHS Trust Memory Clinic. In 2004 her work was recognised by the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology through the presentation of the May Davidson Award. She serves as editor for the Cochrane Dementia Group, overseeing evidence-based systematic reviews of efficacy of psychological and psychosocial interventions for people with dementia and their families. She is also research director for the Dementia Services Development Centre Wales.
Dr Ivana Marková
She is a Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at Hull University/Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychological Medicine at Hull Royal Infirmary. She is also involved with clinical work focused mainly on neuropsychiatry with assessment and management of patients referred by neurology/neurosurgical colleagues. Also provide the medical input for the Huntington's Disease/Younger Peoples Memory Service for the region.
Professor Robin Morris
He has a degree in physiology and psychology from Oxford University and he completed his training in clinical psychology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He then did a Ph.D. on working memory in Alzheimer’s disease at the MRC Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge, supervised by Alan Baddeley and Edgar Miller. After postdoctoral work in Cambridge and Toronto, he has worked at the Institute of Psychiatry since 1989. His main interests are in the neuropsychology of memory and also of executive functioning. He has conducted research on a range of patients with neuropsychological disorder, including those with focal brain damage, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s disease. He is a consultant neuropsychologist at King’s College Hospital, where he is head of the Clinical Neuropsychology Department.
Dr Ilona Roth
She is Senior Lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Life Sciences at the Open University. She studied Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology at Oxford University and completed a D.Phil on Visual Selective Attention. One of her main research interests is in socio-cognitive deficits and skills in people on the autism spectrum. A recent research project looked at the capacity for imagination and awareness of self and others in poetry written by people with autism spectrum conditions. The phenomenology and neuropsychology of awareness is the over-arching theme which links her work on autism and dementia.
Professor Bob Woods
He is a Professor of Clinical Psychology of the Elderly and is co-director of the Dementia Services Development Centre Wales. He is interested in family care-givers of dementia sufferers; psychological factors related to strain and interventions to reduce strain; interventions to improve quality of life and function in people with dementia.