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Applied Health Research Group
Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA)
PhD studentships available! See here for application details, links to projects here. Please contact Carol Holland for further details; deadline 25th April.
I did my degree in Psychology at the University of Nottingham, and my doctorate at the Age and Cognitive Performance Research Unit, University of Manchester on “Patterns of Change in Ageing Memory” (1988). I am a chartered psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the BPS and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Previous employments include:
Psychology of ageing & cognition
Current Project: The Longitudinal ExtraCare study (PI);
Current Project: Frailty Management Optimisation though EIP AHA Commitments and Utilisation of Stakeholders input (FOCUS)
Second year undergraduate course: The Psychology of Ageing
Masters in Cognitive Neuroscience
PhD Supervisions: 8 to completion, 3 in progress
2014 Attentional switching flexibility between time and space in older adults: Investigation of mechanisms, relation to driving and potentials for rehabilitation.Rees Jeffreys Road Fund/Aston University 50/50 Studentship. C. Holland & Klaus Kessler
2014 Structured autobiographical memory training as a preventive strategy for cognitive and social functioning decline. Abbeyfield PhD Studentship, C. Holland (PI), N. Ridout, I. James
Aston Laboratory for Immersive Virtual Environments (ALIVE), Wolfson Infrastructure Grant, PI: Meese; Co-PIs: Kessler, Holland, Lumsden, Andersen, 2014.
Collaborative Research between Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA) and the ExtraCare Charitable Trust. C. Holland (PI), K. West, G. Leask, M. Carter, R. Cooke, R.Shaw, R. Powell (ARCHA). ExtraCare Charitable Trust, 2012-15.
Mobility changes in older age: Neuropsychological, neurophysiological and cognitive predictors of successful adaptation in real world scenarios. ARCHA studentship C. Holland (PI) S.Hall, K.Rochelle, P.Furlong, 2011-2014
Older people, information and choice: assessing the reconfiguration of social care and health care for older people, ARCHA studentship, A.Dodds (PI), K. West, C. Holland, 2011-2014.
Evaluation of the Vascular Screening Programme. R. Cooke (PI), H. Pattison, R. Shaw, C. Holland, E. Peel (all LHS, Aston University). Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust, 2010-12.
Perception of risk, feelings of vulnerability and effects on driving behaviour of women drivers across the lifespan, PI Holland, R. Hill, Goodmedia Ltd, ESRC CASE studentship