My area of interest is age-related cognitive decline (i.e., changes to thinking skills in older adults). My research focuses on exploring how the types of activities we participate in (e.g., activities that are mentally, physically or socially engaging) can influence thinking skills in older age, and how we can harness these activities as ways to promote healthy cognitive ageing. I am also interested in how personality is related to thinking skills in older age.

Primary affiliationCentre for Applied Behavioural Sciences,
Department of Psychology,
School of Social Sciences,
Heriot-Watt University
Research profile
SupervisorsProfessor Alan Gow, Heriot-Watt University
Dr Michaela Dewar, Heriot-Watt University
FundingVelux Stiftung