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I am a psychologist with an occupational background in the adult social care sector. I have a BSc in Psychology from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, an MSc in Psychological research methods from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and a PhD in Neuroscience from Brighton and Sussex Medical School. I joined King’s in October 2021 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the UKRI funded project The Sciences of Ageing and the Culture of Youth. I will be collecting qualitative accounts of people’s perceptions, experiences, and expectations of ageing, and interrogating what ageing means to them.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Ageing
  • Dementia
  • Perceptions of ageing and dementia
  • Experiences of health and social care

My research interests focus on older adults, people with dementia, and health and social care. My specific research interests include quality of life; perceptions and experiences of ageing, dementia, and care; and the impact that perceptions and media representations of ageing and dementia has on people’s readiness for ageing. 

Selected publications

Hughes, L. J., Farina, N., Page, T. E., Tabet, N., & Banerjee, S. (2019). Psychometric properties and feasibility of use of dementia specific quality of life instruments for use in care settings: a systematic review. International psychogeriatrics, 1-15.

Hughes, L. J., Farina, N., Page, T. E., Tabet, N., & Banerjee, S. (2019). Adaptation of the DEMQOL-Proxy for routine use in care homes: a cross-sectional study of the reliability and validity of DEMQOL-CH. BMJ open, 9(8), e028045.

Farina, N., Hughes, L. J., Griffiths, A. W., & Parveen, S. (2020). Adolescents’ experiences and perceptions of dementia. Aging & mental health, 24(7), 1175-1181.

Farina, N., Hughes, L. J., Jones, E., Parveen, S., Griffiths, A. W., Galvin, K., & Banerjee, S. (2020). Evaluation of a dementia awareness programme in UK schools: A qualitative study. Public health, 185, 348-355.