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Dr Josie Henley

Dr Josie Henley

Research Associate, WISERD

+44 (0)29 2087 5332
38 Park Place
Welsh speaking

I have a longstanding interest in memory function. My PhD in cognitive neuroscience examined the relationship between sleep, dreaming and memory. I found support for the theory that dreams have a memory consolidation function. More recently I have worked on research projects with patients with significant memory loss. I have also worked in the third sector in mental health services and in policy roles. I work mainly in qualitative methods, conducting qualitative interviews and am developing ways to ethically interview people with fluctuating capacity.






Current WISERD Projects: IDEAL-2 study

Research Interests: Dementia, ageing and end of life care, sleep, dreams, memory, mental health, social care and equalities.

Current Research:

I am working with participants in CFAS-Wales (Cognitive Function and Ageing Study) to understand more about their experiences and any changes they might notice in memory, thinking or ability to manage everyday life as they grow older. We are contributing to the IDEAL programme: Improving the experience of dementia and enhancing active life.

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