Dr Ian Davies Abbott

Lecturer in Healthcare Sciences (Mental Health Nursing)


Ian is a researcher with a clinical background in mental health nursing. Ian is particularly interested in qualitative approaches in research with a background of applying Appreciative Inquiry, positioning theory and semi-structured interviews within his research. His recent work has explored the experience of people living with dementia during the covid-19 pandemic and the use of Appreciative Inquiry to support seldom heard groups to influence others.

Ian has a particular interest in the lived experience of people living with dementia, including the use of Dementia Care Mapping as tool for practice development and research. Ian’s work explores the impact of language on the delivery of care and how this can inform positive change. Ian is a member of the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR) which is a multidisciplinary research centre funded by Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales.

Ian is a lecturer in mental health nursing and leads the MSc Dementia Studies. He is a PhD supervisor and aims to supervise students who are interested in qualitative methodologies and engaging with seldom heard groups.

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