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Bob Woods

United Kingdom

Bob Woods has been a practising clinical psychologist working with older people for over 35 years, training and working initially in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Subsequently he combined extensive clinical work with older people with academic appointments at the Institute of Psychiatry, London and University College London. Since 1996, he has been Professor of Clinical Psychology of Older People at Bangor University, Wales. He continues to undertake regular clinical work, based in an NHS memory clinic. He is Director of NEURODEM Cymru, the dementias and neurodegenerative diseases research network for Wales, co-Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre Wales.

He is an Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador and a member of the Medical & Scientific Advisory Committees for Alzheimer Europe and Alzheimer’s Disease International. He has published 11 books and over 160 journal articles and book chapters; his research focuses on psychosocial approaches to working with people with dementia and their families, including cognitive stimulation and reminiscence work. He is a board member of INTERDEM, the European network on psychosocial research in dementia care.



Last Updated: Tuesday 10 April 2012