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Ms Jane Wilcock
Research Department of Primary Care & Population Health
UCL, Royal Free Campus
Rowland Hill St.
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  • Senior Research Associate
  • Primary Care & Population Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Jane is based at the Centre for Ageing & Population Studies, within the Research Department of Primary Care & Population Health, University College London (1999-present). Her main research interests are in dementia, ageing, emergent technologies and trials of complex interventions in primary care and community settings. This includes a focus on improving the diagnosis and management and end of life care for people with dementia and their families.  Examples include managing the NIHR programme EVIDEM and The Dykes award from the Alzheimer’s Society for an RCT on the effectiveness of educational interventions in improving the detection and management of dementia in primary care. 

Jane is an advocate for partnering with people living with dementia and care partners throughout the dementia research process. She is currently involved in two co-design studies creating an online dementia guide to support people after a diagnosis of dementia, Forward with dementia

She is a qualitative methodology expert for the NIHR Research Design Service London and is a UCL Tutor teaching Qualitative Research Methods in Health care research across several courses. She is a member of the UCL Qualitative Health Research Network and Training Committee.

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Jane’s interests focus on improving diagnosis and care for people living with dementia and their families and in supporting health and social care professionals. Jane has experience of developing and evaluating complex interventions in primary and community care. Jane co-leads the UK Alzheimer’s Society centre of excellence programme Primary care-led post diagnostic Dementia Care (PriDem):developing evidence-based, person-centred sustainable models for future care and the JPND funded International study COGNISANCE: Co-Designing Dementia Diagnosis And Post Diagnostic Care. She is PI on an NIHR three schools dementia specific funded co-design study developing social care supports for the online guide Forward with dementia

She is passionate about including people living with dementia and carers throughout the research process.

Teaching Summary

Course Tutor on UCL courses:

  • Qualitative Research Methods in Health, 2013-present. Sessions are for Masters level students, PhD students and research staff to acquire the knowledge and skills to design and conduct good quality qualitative research.
  • iBSc in Primary care research and clinical practice
  • MSc Public Health

Taught and delivered Continuing Medical Education to Primary Care staff.

Outreach clinics supporting NHS staff for the NIHR research design service including GOSH, the Royal Marsden, the Homerton and the Royal Free Hospital Trust.

Educational presentations at local Alzheimer’s Society groups, Mental Health Task groups and Dementia Liaison groups.

Currently supervising PhD and MSc population health students. 

Academic Background
1995   Master of Science University of Edinburgh
1992   Master of Arts (Hons) University of Edinburgh
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