Dr Amy Jenkins (PhD) is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Innovative Ageing. Amy has an MSc in Sport Psychology, and an MSc in Neuropsychology. She has worked on a number of large multi-site projects including the ‘Alzheimer’s and Genetics’ project, the ‘Brains for Dementia’ study at Cardiff University, and the ‘Cognitive Function and Ageing Study’ at Swansea University. 

Amy has an interest in: 

(i) The characterisation of subjective cognitive impairment/decline (SCI/SCD): visual attention related processing, memory, anxiety, depression, personality and quality of life; 

(ii) The care pathways for people with SCI/SCD: the impact on the person, the health service and what can be done to improve it; 

(iii) The use of mobile technology for testing older adults cognitive functioning: design and usability of digital devices, the monitoring of cognitive functioning, and creative collaborative working. 


For more information see My Researchgate page https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Amy_Jenkins2  or my BRACE profile https://www.alzheimers-brace.org/swansea-university-dr-amy-jenkins

Areas of Expertise

  • Neuropsychology
  • Subjective Cognitive Impairment
  • Ageing and Gerontology
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Visual Attention Related Processing


  1. Jenkins, A., Bayer, A., Tree, J., Tales, A., Schmitt, F., Abner, E., Kryscio, R., Tree, J., & Jenkins, A. Self-reported memory complaints: Implications from a longitudinal cohort with autopsies. Neurology, 84(23), 2384-2384.
  2. Jenkins, A., Eslambolchilar, P., Lindsay, S., Hare, M., Thornton, I., & Tales, A. Attitudes towards Attention and Ageing: What Differences between Younger and Older Adults Tell Us about Mobile Technology Design. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction, 8(2), 47-68.
  3. Jenkins, A., Lindsay, S., Eslambolchilar, P., Thornton, I., & Tales, A. Administering Cognitive Tests Through Touch Screen Tablet Devices: Potential Issues. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 54(3), 1169-1182.
  4. Channon, S., Marsh, K., Jenkins, A., & Robling, M. Using Motivational Interviewing as the basis for a peer support programme in high school. Pastoral Care in Education, 31(1), 66-78.
  5. Tales, A., Burholt, V., Nash, P., Bichard, J., Clayton-Turner, A., & Jenkins, A. Dementia-friendly public toilets. The Lancet, 390(10094), 552-553.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • College Champion for the Swansea Science Festival

    2017 - Present

  • Representative - College of Human and Health Sciences research staff working group

    2017 - Present

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2014 2016 PhD Student Department of Psychology, Swansea University
2013 2014 South Wales Site Coordinator Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University
2012 2013 Research Associate School of Medical Education, Cardiff University
2012 2013 Research Assistant MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Cardiff University
2012 2013 Research Associate School of Medical Education, Cardiff University
2011 2012 Research Officer Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) NHS Trust
2009 2011 Assistant Psychologist and PMHW CAMHS, Cwm Taf Local Health Board

External Responsibilities

Key Grants and Projects

  • Characterising Subjective Cognitive Impairment 2017 - 2019

    BRACE -Alzheimer’s Research (Bristol), with Professor Andrea Tales and Dr Jeremy Tree

Research Groups

  • Psychology Dementia Research Group

    The Psychology Department Dementia Research Group is composed of staff and PhD students actively engaged in a wide range of research investigating subjective cognitive decline, mild cognitive impairment and various aetiologies of dementia