Biography

Naoko is an Associate Professor in Dementia and Complexity in Later Life at the School of Health Sciences. She is a clinical psychologist by background (Waseda University, Japan) with PhD in Psychology (Doshisha University, Japan). Naoko has more than 12 years of research and clinical experience in mental health care and has collaborated with various international colleagues in Brazil, Ireland, Japan and Spain. Her current research areas include dementia care, family carers, older people and later life mental health.

Naoko has a particular interest in using technology to deliver psychosocial interventions to improve accessibility and equality of opportunities for care. One of her recent funded projects (iACT4CARERS) focuses on testing online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with family carers of people with dementia.
NIHR funded project iACT4CARERS: https://iact4carers.com

Career

2020 August - Present: Associate Professor in Dementia and Complexity in Later Life: University of East Anglia

2016 - 2020: Lecturer in Dementia and Complexity in Later Life: University of East Anglia

2014 - 2016: Senior Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Clinical Psychology: University of East Anglia

2013 - 2014: Post-Doctoral Fellowship: National University of Ireland, Galway (Funding: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

Academic Background

2013: Ph.D. in Psychology, Doshisha University, Japan

2010: M.A. in Human Science (Clinical Psychology), Waseda University, Japan (1st class)

2008: B.A. in Human Science, Waseda University, Japan

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