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Ms Jules Beresford-Dent

PositionResearch Assistant – NIDUS programme
DepartmentCentre for Applied Dementia Studies
Telephone+44 (0)1274 236455

Research Interests (key words only)

Living well with chronic health conditions, recovery, social inclusion, social policy responses and implementation.


Jules has worked in the NHS and third sector since 2001 working in mental health, substance misuse and stroke services in a variety of project management and research roles. Jules has worked on a diverse range of research studies including stroke research and mental health research with younger people, adults and older people and dementia research in care homes.

Jules joined the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies in April 2017 to work as a Research Assistant on the ‘Journeying through Dementia’ research study.

Study History

  • MSc Health Research (University of Leeds) (2016)
  • MA Social Policy (University of York) (2006)
  • BA (Hons) Social Policy and Sociology (University of Leeds) (2003)

Current Projects

Jules currently works as a Research Assistant and part-time PhD student on the NIDUS programme (New Interventions for independence in Dementia Study). Her main focus will be to conduct literature and database reviews and to conduct qualitative interviews and non-participant observations with home care workers, people living with dementia and their family carers. Her PhD will seek to develop a theoretical model of how independence at home is maintained or lost in dementia.


Littlewood E, Ali S, Dyson L, Keding A, Ansell P, Bailey D, et al. Identifying perinatal depression with case-finding instruments: a mixed methods study (BaBY PaNDA - Born and Bred in Yorkshire PeriNatal Depression Diagnostic Accuracy). Health Serv Deliv Res 2018;6(6)

Bosanquet K, Adamson J, Atherton K, Bailey D, Baxter C, Beresford-Dent J, et al. CollAborative care for Screen-Positive EldeRs with major depression (CASPER plus): a multicentred randomised controlled trial of clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Health Technol Assess 2017;21(67)

Littlewood L, Bailey D, Beresford-Dent J, Dyson L, Gascoyne S, Hackney L, Marshall D, Pervin J, Swan K, Taylor H, Waterhouse B, Ansell P, McMillan D, Gilbody S (2015). The BaBY PaNDA Study: A Perinatal Depression Diagnostic Accuracy Study. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. 33. E6-E7

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