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. & Dementia-friendly public toilets. The Lancet 390(10094), 552-553.
  2. & Subjective Cognitive Impairment in 55-65-Year-Old Adults Is Associated with Negative Affective Symptoms, Neuroticism, and Poor Quality of Life. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 67(4), 1367-1378.
  3. & Sequential information processing: The 'elevated first response effect' can contribute to exaggerated Intra-individual variability in older adults. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine 92(1), 13-20.
  4. & Administering Cognitive Tests Through Touch Screen Tablet Devices: Potential Issues. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 54(3), 1169-1182.
  5. & Attitudes towards Attention and Aging. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction 8(2), 47-68.

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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