Dr Jane Mullins

Research Assistant, Public Health

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 205678 ext 1355

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision
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Dr Jane M. Mullins, author of Finding the Light in Dementia, a Guide for Families, Friends & Caregivers is a researcher at The Awen Institute, Centre for Innovative Ageing. With over 25 years’ experience in gerontological research, nursing & education, her overarching passion is to find effective ways of communicating with people living with neurodegenerative conditions & stroke.

As a dementia research nurse specialist in the memory clinics of Bath & Cardiff, she provided support to people & their families/carers during their diagnosis & ongoing care. Her nursing experience includes managing a care home for older adults, staff nursing in neurology & gerontology wards & coronary & intensive care units.

She has lectured in Health & Social Care at Cardiff Metropolitan University & the Masters in Long Term & Chronic Condition management & Gerontology & Ageing Studies. Her training experience includes delivering “Experiencing Dementia;” ethnodrama performance training with Re-live, developing DUETcare (dignity, understanding and empathy training) and authoring her blog and book: Finding the Light in Dementia, a Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers


Areas Of Expertise

  • Effective communication with people living with neurodegenerative disease
  • Creative research methodologies
  • Research ethics & mental capacity
  • Dementia
  • Blogging
  • Designing research with people living with dementia

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

BioPsychoSocial aspects of Ageing and Dementia

Research Methods

Personal & Professional Development

Creativity & Health