Welsh Crucible 2015
Gill Windle is a Senior Research Fellow in Gerontology based in the Dementia Services Development Centre at Bangor University. She studied Psychology at Bangor obtained her PhD in 2006. Her current research portfolio sees her involved in the management and leadership of 4 large UK Research Council funded studies which all aim to improve the lives of older people. These are multi-disciplinary, examining health, well-being and resilience; a lifestyle intervention to promote mental well-being; social exclusion; and creativity, ageing and dementia. Until April 2015, she was responsible for supporting, co-ordinating and /or leading the development of research for two of the Welsh Assembly Government thematic research networks relating to ageing (OPAN and NEURODEM) and contributing to the strategic direction of OPAN. She now has leadership role in the newly configured NISCHR Centre for Dementia and Ageing Research, leading a work-package around well-being and ageing, and the psychosocial aspects of ageing.
Gill has now been promoted to Professor of Ageing and Dementia Research in the School of Health Sciences at Bangor University.