Jane joined the Division in 2003. Her PhD was entitled 'A cognitive investigation of schizophrenic delusions' and a major focus of her research interests still centres on the relevance of cognitive mechanisms to our understanding of the cause and maintenance of delusions. Other interests include emotional and cognitive factors in obsessive-compulsive disorder, cognition and depression and cognitive, emotional and health care needs of people with Parkinson's disease. Jane is also a chartered clinical psychologist who works clinically in the Lancaster area.
Jane is interested in supervising postgraduate research projects which investigate the relationship between emotion and cognition. She is particularly interested in projects on self-disgust, Parkinson's disease and other chronic health problems. Please contact Jane directly for further details.
Jane is currently interested in the experiences of adult UK expatriates living in Crete with a chronic neurodegenerative illness. Examples of such illness would include:
Motor neuron disease
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig's disease
Progressive supranuclear palsy
Multiple systems atrophy
Dementia with Lewy bodies
Hereditary spastic paraparesis
If you are interested in taking part in an interview about your experiences, please contact Jane on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07508 375649. Jane will be in Crete from April to June 2013 and able to interview you in person.
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