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Biography

Before joining BUDI in January 2016, Yolanda finished her BSc (Hons) in Psychology and MSc in Geropsychology both at the University of Barcelona, and gained Clinical experience working as a Psychologist in an elderly care setting. More recently she worked as a Research Project Support Officer at Dementia Services Development Centre (Bangor University) in a study called “Dementia and Imagination” and as a Psychologist at the Red Cross leading memory workshops and promoting active ageing among older people living in the community.

Research

Yolanda is currently conducting a research study examining participants' acceptability and adherence to a Tai Chi exercise intervention designed to prevent falls amongst people living with dementia in the community.

Her PhD studentship is funded by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Career Development Fellowship awarded to Dr Samuel Nyman.

Reports

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Social Psychology and Individual Differences - Social Processes Seminars
  • Social Psychology and Individual Differences - Attitude Change Seminars

Invited Lectures

  • "Living well with dementia" training - level 6 & 7 CPD.

Grants

  • Dementia and Imagination (Leonardo da Vinci Programme - EU funded, 09 Aug 2014). Completed

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Raising awareness about the TACIT Trial (02/08/2017) - Ferndown Dementia Friendly Town Steering Group
  • Raising awareness about the TACIT Trial (31/07/2017) - Museum Memories - Wimborne Library
  • Raising awareness about the TACIT Trial (26/07/2017) - Romsey Music Group
  • Raising awareness about the TACIT Trial (20/07/2017) - Swanage MemoryCafé
  • Festival of Learning 2017 (12/07/2017) - Ageing and Dementia Research Centre (ADRC) - Growing up and getting old.
  • Festival of Learning 2017 (09/07/2017) - Falls prevention: How good is your balance?
  • Raising awareness about the TACIT Trial (07/07/2017) - Romsey Arts and Crafts class
  • Raising awareness about the TACIT Trial (04/07/2017) - Allotment at Kingston Lacey
  • Raising awareness about the TACIT Trial (25/05/2017) - Dorchester Singing for the Brain
  • Raising awareness about the TACIT Trial (23/05/2017) - Wimborne Memory Café
  • Poole Dementia Action Group - Dementia Awareness Day (18/05/2017)
  • Raising awareness about the TACIT Trial (17/05/2017) - Hamworthy Memory Café
  • Raising awareness about the TACIT Trial (04/05/2017) - Dorchester Memory Café
  • Raising awareness about the TACIT Trial (24/04/2017) - Carers Choir (Parkstone)
  • Raising awareness about the TACIT Trial (07/04/2017) - Westbourne Memory Café
  • Raising awareness about the TACIT Trial (24/03/2017) - Westbourne Singing for the Brain
  • Raising awareness about the TACIT Trial (22/02/2017) - Oakley Friends Carers Group
  • Raising awareness about the TACIT Trial (20/02/2017) - Boscombe Memory Café
  • Festival of Learning 2016 (28/06/2016)
  • International Clinical Trials Day 2016 at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital (17/05/2016) - Tai-Chi for people with dementia
  • BUDI Open Meeting 2016 (11/05/2016) - Participants' Acceptability and Adherence to The TACIT Trial

Conference Presentations

  • European Health Psychology Society Conference 2017, Acceptability of a Tai Chi intervention for people living with dementia and their informal carers, 29 August 2017, Padua, Italy

Qualifications

  • MSc in Geropsychology (2014)
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology (2011)

Memberships

  • Catalan Psychological Association, Registered Psychologist (2011-),
  • European Health Psychology Society, Member (2016-),
  • Social Research Association, Member (2016-),
The data on this page was last updated at 04:10 on October 17, 2017.