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Ana Barbosa

Assistant Professor

Faculty/Dept/School The Centre for Applied Dementia Studies
(Faculty of Health Studies)
Emaila.barbosa@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 236668

Biography

I've joined the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies in September 2015 where I currently work as an Assistant Professor in Dementia Studies. I am the current Programme Leader for the MSc in Advanced Dementia Studies and Module Leader for:

- Arts and Activities in Dementia Care (Year 2, MSc Advanced Dementia Studies)

- Advanced Practice:  Methods and Skills (Year 2, MSc Advanced Dementia Studies)

My background is in Gerontology and I hold a PhD in Gerontology and Geriatrics. My PhD thesis was entitled “Supporting dementia care workers – exploring the effects of a psycho-educational intervention”. My research interests are mainly focused on the care home workforce and ways to improve person-centred care and the wellbeing of staff and people living with dementia. I have been involved in a number of research studies, including · 

  • Love to Move, funded by British Gymnastics Foundation (current)
  • Understanding the relationship, intimacy and sexual needs of people affected by dementia and partners who live in the community, funded by Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, Research Capacity Funding grant (2018)
  • Falls in Care Homes (FinCH), funded by the National Institute for Health Research. University of Nottingham (UK) (2016-2019)
  • Sounds4Health (COPD), funded by Portuguese National Research Council (2010-2011)
  • Using ICF to develop interventions for people living with advanced dementia and their carers. Funded by Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) (2010)

I am currently part of the INTERDEM taskforce group on Technology and Dementia and website commitee. 

Within the University I am:       

  • Member of the Humanities, Social and Health Sciences Ethics Committee
  • Member of the Faculty of Health Sciences International Strategy Group 

Research

person-centred care

care homes

carers' wellbeing 

training

psychosocial interventions

Teaching

Teaching interests

Programme Leader for the MSc Advanced Dementia Studies.

Current Module Leadership:

  • DEM7012-C - Arts and Activities in Dementia Care
  • DEM7017-C Advancing Practice: Methods and skills
Previous Module Leadership:

  • Practice Development and Organisational Change in Dementia Care
Current PhD students:

  • JiaYen Eng. Support the wellbeing of dementia care workers. Primary supervisor (2019-2022)
  • Andreia Paiva. Dementia Care Mapping. Primary supervisor (2021-2024)  ·     

Previous PhD students:

  • Wendy Andrusjak. How can hearing and vision loss be detected and treated in care home residents? University of Bradford, Co-supervisor (2017-2021)  

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-16: University of Aveiro - PhD
  • 01-JAN-09: University of Aveiro - MSc
  • British Society of Gerontology, Member
  • Interdem Academy, Member
  • Humanities, Social and Health Sciences (HSHS) Research Ethics Panel,
  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Spanish

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleHearing and vision care provided to older people residing in care homes: a cross-sectional survey of care home staff. (2021)
AuthorsAndrusjak W;Barbosa A;Mountain G;
JournalBMC Geriatrics
DOI10.1186/s12877-020-01959-0
 
TitleIdentifying and Managing Hearing and Vision loss in older people in care homes; a scoping review of the literature (2019)
AuthorsAndrusjak W, Mountain G, Barbosa A
JournalThe Gerontologist
PublisherOxford Journals
DOI10.1093/geront/gnz087
 
TitleDementia Care Mapping in long-term care settings: A systematic review of the evidence (2017)
AuthorsBarbosa A.;Lord K.;Blighe A.;Mountain G.
JournalInternational Psychogeriatrics
DOI10.1017/S1041610217001028
 
TitlePerson-centredness in direct care workers caring for residents with dementia: effects of a psycho-educational intervention (2017)
AuthorsBarbosa, Ana; Nolan, M.; Sousa, L.; Figueiredo, D.
JournalJournal of Dementia Care
 
TitleImplementing a psycho-educational intervention for care assistants working with people with dementia in aged-care facilities: facilitators and barriers (2017)
AuthorsBarbosa, Ana; Nolan, M.; Sousa, L.; Figueiredo, D.
JournalScandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
 
TitleEffects of a psycho-educational intervention on direct care workers' communicative behaviors with residents with dementia. (2016)
AuthorsBarbosa A;Marques A;Sousa L;Nolan M;Figueiredo D;
JournalJournal of Health Communication
DOI10.1080/10410236.2014.965382
 
TitleEffects of a psychoeducational intervention for direct care workers caring for people with dementia: results from a 6-month follow-up study (2016)
AuthorsBarbosa, Ana; Nolan, M.; Sousa, L.; Marques, A.; Figueiredo, D.
JournalAmerican Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias
 
TitleEffects of Person-Centered Care Approaches to Dementia Care on Staff (2015)
AuthorsBarbosa A.;Sousa L.;Nolan M.;Figueiredo D.
JournalAmerican Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias
DOI10.1177/1533317513520213
 
TitleEffects of person-centered care approaches to dementia care on staff: a systematic review (2015)
AuthorsBarbosa, Ana; Sousa, L.; Nolan, M.; Figueiredo, D.
 
TitleSupporting direct care workers in dementia care: effects of a psycho-educational intervention (2015)
AuthorsBarbosa, Ana; Nolan, M.; Sousa, I.; Figueiredo, D.
JournalAmerican Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias
 
TitleMaking sense(s) in dementia: a multisensory and motor-based group activity program. (2013)
AuthorsCruz J;Marques A;Barbosa A;Figueiredo D;Sousa LX;
JournalAmerican Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias
DOI10.1177/1533317512473194
 
TitleCoping with the caregiving role: differences between primary and secondary caregivers of dependent elderly people. (2011)
AuthorsBarbosa A;Figueiredo D;Sousa L;Demain S;
JournalAging and Mental Health
DOI10.1080/13607863.2010.543660
 
TitleEffects of a motor and multisensory-based approach on residents with moderate-to-severe dementia. (2011)
AuthorsCruz J;Marques A;Barbosa AL;Figueiredo D;Sousa L;
JournalAmerican Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias
DOI10.1177/1533317511411177